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Natl J Integr Res Med. 2014; 5(1): 54-56

Study Of Anomalies Of Inferior Vena Cava In Human Cadavers During Routine Dissection.

Dr Mayuri Shah*, Dr.Swati Shah**.

Introduction: Inferior vena cava also known as posterior vena cava is the large vein that carries de-oxygenated blood from the part of the body below the diaphragm into right atrium of the heart. Formation of the Inferior vena cava is a complex process resulting in numerous but rare anomalies. Knowledge of caval anomalies is very important to radiologists, surgeons and urologists who are dealing with abdominal cavity. During retroperitoneal surgery any inadvertent injury to these anomalous veins leads to significant haemorrhage. Material and method: In present study, 20 human cadavers were dissected during routine dissection during the year of 2011- 2012 in anatomy department at AMC MET Medical College, Ahmedabad. Observation and discussion: Anomalies of inferior vena cava were found in 2 male cadavers with ages range from 40-60 years. In both cadavers double inferior vena cava was present. Conclusion: The occurrence of this variation of inferior vena cava is about 0.2-3% in the population .Anomalies of IVC are rare and are consequences of its complex mode of development. The knowledge of anomalies of inferior vena cava is important in diagnostic and surgical approaches. In our study, in two cadavers out of 20, we found double inferior vena cava during routine dissection.[ Shah M et al NJIRM 2014; 5(1) : 54-56]

Key words: inferior vena cava, double, anomalies

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