Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 23, Issue 6, pp 443–445 | Cite as

Anomalous veins of the retroperitoneum: clinical considerations

  • H. S. Sürücü
  • K. M. Erbil
  • Ç. Tastan
  • N. Yener
Anatomic variations

Abstract

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.

Key words

Inferior vena cava Human variation Duplication Anomaly 

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© Springer-Verlag France 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. S. Sürücü
    • 1
  • K. M. Erbil
    • 1
  • Ç. Tastan
    • 1
  • N. Yener
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy, Faculty of MedicineHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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