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Azygous Continuation of the Inferior Vena Cava: 19

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The pattern of venous drainage in this patient is shown schematically. The anomaly was taken into consideration when establishing venous cannulation for       

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Azygous Continuation of the Inferior Vena Cava: 20

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A 22-year-old woman was worked up for abdominal pain. She was found to have malrotation (see malrotation) along with other anomalies: azygous continuation of the inferior vena cava, multiple spleens and pancreatic divisum.    

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Azygous Continuation of the Inferior Vena Cava: 21

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In this case there was a left sided inferior vena cava that continued into the chest as a large left-sided azygous system. The hepatic veins converged into a single trunk draining into the base of the right atrium.       

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