Anomalous veins of the retroperitoneum: clinical considerations
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- Sürücü, H.S., Erbil, K.M., Tastan, Ç. et al. Surg Radiol Anat (2002) 23: 443. doi:10.1007/s00276-001-0443-x
Abstract: A case of complex anomalies (variations) of the veins of the retroperitoneum in a 57 year old male cadaver is presented. The anomaly involved a double inferior vena cava, with the left suprarenal v. draining into the left vena cava and the right testicular v. drained into the right renal v., There was also no left common iliac v., with the left external iliac v. draining into the left vena cava and the left internal iliac v. into the right common iliac v.. Although duplication of the inferior vena cava has previously been reported the present case is interesting because of the complexity of the associated anomalies.