Methodist Journal

IN THIS ISSUE

Venous Interventions

Vol 14, Issue 3 (2018)


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ISSUE INTRO

It’s Time We Reassess Our Primitive Understanding of the Venous System

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RECOGNITIONS

Jean Bismuth Spearheads Issue on Venous Interventions

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Central Venous Pathologies: Treatments and Economic Impact

Venous Thrombosis and Post-Thrombotic Syndrome: From Novel Biomarkers to Biology

Mechanical Properties of Diseased Veins

Use of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Central Venous Disease

Application of Intravascular Ultrasound in End-Stage Renal Patients with Central Venous Occlusive Disease

Intraoperative Imaging and Image Fusion for Venous Interventions

Endovascular Treatment for Venous Diseases: Where are the Venous Stents?

Endovascular Therapy for Central Venous Thrombosis

CASE REPORTS See More

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Related Cardiotoxicity

Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor-Induced Acute Myocarditis, Myositis, and Cardiogenic Shock

Primary Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis Presenting with Bowel Infarction Secondary to Superior Mesenteric Artery Embolism

Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava with Absent Right Superior Vena Cava

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

Incision and Drainage of a Forgotten Vascular Graft

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

EXCERPTA

Telemedicine Shakes Up the ICU Experience

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Venous Thrombosis in Nephrotic Syndrome

EXCERPTA

Heartsick: Medical and Ethical Challenges of Infective Endocarditis in the Opioid Epidemic

EXCERPTA

Redefining “Worth It” for CTO PCI

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor

Vol 14, Issue 3 (2018)

Article Abstract

Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava with Absent Right Superior Vena Cava


Article Citation:

Patel Y, Gupta R. Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava with Absent Right Superior Vena Cava. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovasc J. 14(3):232-5.

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Abstract

Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is the most common congenital abnormality of the thoracic systemic venous drainage; in fact, cardiology fellows in training are often quizzed on this when a dilated coronary sinus is noted on an echocardiogram. However, its association with an absent right superior vena cava (RSVC) and how to diagnose this combined condition is less commonly known. We present two cases of PLSVC with an absent RSVC, describe how to recognize and confirm this diagnosis, and discuss its clinical relevance.

Keywords
persistent left superior vena cava , congenital , venous drainage , right superior vena cava