Chirurgia ricostruttiva dell'aorta sottorenale con vena cava inferiore sinistroposta. Caso clinico e revisione della letteratura.

Translated title of the contribution: Reconstructive surgery of the abdominal aorta in a case of left-positioned inferior vena cava. Clinical case and review of the literature

G. F. Giuffrida, S. Trimarchi, S. Miani, A. Lovaria, P. L. Giorgetti, F. Giordanengo

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Abstract

An unsuspected left-sided inferior vena cava (IVC) can present a formidable challenge for the surgeon attempting abdominal aortic surgery. The incidence of congenital anomalies of the post-renal (infrarenal) vena cava is approximately 3%, with double inferior vena cava most frequently occurring. The authors refer to a case of isolated left-sided vena cava in a 53 year old man who underwent an aorto-femoral bypass graft for aorto-iliac occlusive disease. On the basis of a literature review the authors recall the incidence and the embryology of this anomaly, and analyze its surgical implications, with particular reference to abdominal aortic surgery.

Translated title of the contributionReconstructive surgery of the abdominal aorta in a case of left-positioned inferior vena cava. Clinical case and review of the literature
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalMinerva Cardioangiologica
Volume41
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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