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Azygous Continuation of the Inferior Vena Cava: 16

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The lateral chest X-ray shows absence of the inferior vena cava stripe.       

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Azygous Continuation of the Inferior Vena Cava: 17

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CT shows the drainage pattern bypassing the absent intrahepatic portion of the IVC.     

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Azygous Continuation of the Inferior Vena Cava: 18

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The parallel ascending lumbar veins (yellow) replace the missing vena cava from iliacs up to the azygous continuations through the roots of the diaphragm. The renal veins drain into the ascending lumbars and the hepatic drainage (blue) is directly into the right atrium.    

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