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2007-09-13-12 Persistent left superior vena cava © Dudarewicz www.thefetus.net/
Persistent left superior vena cava

Lech Dudarewicz, MD, PhD.

Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital, Department of Genetics, Lodz, Poland

 

Case report

This is an example of persistent left superior vena cava noticed during second trimester ultrasound investigation.

Images 1, 2: Images show a transverse scan of the thorax at the level of the 3-vessel view. Persistent left superior vena cava can be seen - arrow at image 1 (1 - pulmonary artery; 2 - aorta; 3 right superior vena cava).

 

Image 3: Mild tricuspid regurgitation was also present.

Video 1: Video shows a transverse scan of the thorax at the level of the 3-vessel view. The persistent left superior vena cava can be seen.

 

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