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Vol. 92. Issue 6.
Pages 433 (June - July 2014)
Vol. 92. Issue 6.
Pages 433 (June - July 2014)
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Inferior Vena Cava Duplication
Duplicación de vena cava inferior
Fernando Fernández López??
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, María Isabel Sartal Cuñarro, Francisco González Rodríguez, Manuel Bustamante Montalvo
Servicio de Cirugía General y Digestiva, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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The patent is a 53-year-old male who had undergone colon resection due to a sigmoid colon adenocarcinoma with infiltration of the bladder dome and terminal ileum as well as lymph node metastases in the sigmoid mesocolon and in the preaortic region up to the lower edge of the pancreas. The preoperative CT scan (Fig. 1) demonstrated a duplication of the inferior vena cava that correlated with the image of the operative field (Fig. 2).

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Although this anomaly is generally asymptomatic, it has important clinical implications and surgery is more dangerous if this circumstance has not been previously identified.

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The authors have received no funding, nor do they have any conflict of interests.

Please cite this article as: Fernández López F, Sartal Cuñarro MI, González Rodríguez F, Bustamante Montalvo M. Duplicación de vena cava inferior. Cir Esp. 2014;92(6):433.

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