Persistent left superior vena cava

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam
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Case Discussion

CT of the chest demonstrates a persistent left SVC. Note the difference in contrast density as a result of right sided injection.

Persistent left SVC is an incidental finding in less than 0.5% of the general population but occurs in approximately 4% of patients with congenital heart disease.

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Case information

rID: 7743
Published: 26th Nov 2009
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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