2000-12-11-10 Ductal agenesis with infrahepatic connection to the IVC © Sosa www.thefetus.net/
Ductal agenesis with infrahepatic connection to the IVC
Alberto Sosa Olavarria, MD
Perinatology Unit, Carabobo University, Valencia – Venezuela
This a third trimester fetus with ductal agenesis and infrahepatic connection to the inferior vena cava. (This is the form #3 in the discussion of the various forms of ductal agenesis).
Axial and coronal views of the distended inferior vena cava:
Color Doppler demonstrate the direct flow of the umbilical vein into the inferior vena cava:
And the distended inferior vena cava (note that it is larger then the aorta):
Note that this baby also has clinodactyly in one hand...
... and a scrotum bifidum.