Congenital absence of the inferior vena cava

  • Anthony M.-H. Ho
  • Glenio B. MizubutiEmail author
  • Andrew D. Chung
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Conflicts of interest

None declared.

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This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.


Patient signed an informed consent for publication of this case. In addition, institutional ethical approval was obtained as required for the current work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative MedicineQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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