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2012-05-05-17 Persistent left superior vena cava ©Contarin


Persistent left superior vena cava

Francesco Contarin, MD.
Clinica Sanatrix -Caracas -  Venezuela.

Case report 1:

This is a case of 29-year-old patient, G1P0, 28 weeks of gestation.

Sonographic findings:

4 vessels in the 3-vessel and trachea view

Image 1: Left and right superior vena cava


Image 2: Dilated coronary sinus (*) in inferior four-chamber view 

Image 3: A left superior vena cava (LSVC) at the border of left atrium and "J shape" in the transverse view of aorta emptying to right atrium.

Video 1, 2:

Three-vessel view showing 4 vessels: right superior vena cava, aorta, pulmonary artery and left superior vena cava.

 Video 3, 4:
4 chamber view, slightly posterior, we can see dilated coronary sinus, and aortic arch seems to be normal.

Video 5
J shape of left superior vena cava at the inlet of right atrium .

Case report 2:
This is a case of 30-year-old patient, G2P1, 29 weeks of gestation.

Image 4: Four-chamber view

Image 5: Three-vessel view

Image 6: Dilated coronary sinus

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