A rare association: inferior vena cava anomalies and congenital heart diseases [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(8): 717-719 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2015.64509

A rare association: inferior vena cava anomalies and congenital heart diseases

İlker Ertuğrul, Vehbi Doğan, Utku Arman Örün, Selmin Karademir
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

The numerous variations of abnormalities of the inferior vena cava (IVC) result in anomalies such as isolated left IVC, double IVC and more than 60 types of malformation. These anomalies are rare and recognized incidentally during surgical or radiological procedures. They may lead to clinical complications during abdominal surgery, and predispose to venous thrombosis. Although they have no definite relationship to other congenital cardiac lesions, identification of these anomalies are important for pre-operative planning and post-operative follow-up. This report presents two cases of congenital IVC anomalies accompanied by congenital heart diseases.

Keywords: Heart defects, IVC anomalies, surgery, thrombus

How to cite this article
İlker Ertuğrul, Vehbi Doğan, Utku Arman Örün, Selmin Karademir. A rare association: inferior vena cava anomalies and congenital heart diseases. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(8): 717-719

Corresponding Author: İlker Ertuğrul, Türkiye
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