ABSENT SUPRARENAL INFERIOR VENA CAVA REVEALED ON CT SCAN IN A PATIENT WITH ACUTE APPENDICITIS
Received 2020-08-19; Accepted 2021-01-13; Published 2021-03-05
Keywords:Inferior Vena Cava, Agenesis, Deep-Vein Thrombosis, Appendicitis
Inferior vena cava agenesis (IVCA) is an uncommon congenital anomaly which was first described in the seventeenth century. The detection of such an anomaly is often incidental and patients are asymptomatic until the third to fourth decade of life. Due to the scarcity of these cases, there is no consensus on the subsequent treatment and surveillance of incidental asymptomatic IVC anomalies. Herein, we report on a young male with incidental findings of suprarenal IVC agenesis identified on contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen in the course of treatment for acute appendicitis.
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