World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports Volume No 7

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Persistent Left Sided SVC Found Incidentally on Central Line Insertion

Peter Andrawes, Bishoy Hanna and Krassimir Atanassov
World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports 2015, 4:9


Persistent Left Sided Superior Vena Cava (PLSVC) is a rare vascular anomaly however; it is the most common venous anomaly of the thoracic venous system. It is present in 0.3 to 0.5% of the population [1, 2]. PLSVC is the result of persistence of the embryonic left anterior cardinal vein and is usually considered a normal variant. In this case report, we present a case of persistent left sided SVC in a 64 year old man associated with anterior cerebral artery aneurysm.


Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava, Persistent LSVC, Anterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysm, Thoracic Vascular Anomalies.

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