inferior vena cava


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inferior vena cava

[in′fir·ē·ər ‚vē·nə ′kā·və]
(anatomy)
A large vein which drains blood from the iliac veins, lower extremities, and abdomen into the right atrium.
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A: Make a 7 mm incision in the rabbit's inferior vena cava.
About 45%-50% of patients who receive filters in their inferior vena cava need them temporarily, Dr.
The right atrium was enlarged, and the inferior vena cava was prominent, which was suggestive of poor heart function (Figure 2).
Webs or membranes may also form in adult populations, and there is some evidence that these membranes are acquired lesions from an organized thrombus of the inferior vena cava (1).
5 cm right renal mass with tumour thrombus extending into the inferior vena cava and right atrium (Fig 1).
If left untreated, ovarian vein thrombophlebitis may extend into the renal veins or the inferior vena cava and can result in a pulmonary embolism.
Joint press release from Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) on behalf of the IVC Filter Study Group Foundation: Seven filter manufacturers set to participate in multicenter Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters (PRESERVE) study, as two societies collaborate to improve patient care
The Angel (TM) Catheter is a Nitinol (Nickel Titanium alloy), Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter, permanently attached to a central venous catheter (CVC) for the use of preventing Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in critically ill patients.
About 4% to 10% of patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) will present with thrombus in the inferior vena cava (IVC).
Non-contact mapping catheters have a larger diameter, and safety and feasibility of use of these catheters through inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are not established.

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