vena cava

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vena cava

[‚vē·nə ′kā·və]
(anatomy)
One of two large veins which in air-breathing vertebrates conveys blood from the systemic circulation to the right atrium.
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Laparoscopic repair of inferior vena caval injury using a chitosan-based hemostatic dressing.
Velmahos GC, Kern J, Chan LS, Oder D, Murray JA, Shekelle P Prevention of venous thromboembolism after injury: an evidence-based report-part I: analysis of risk factors and evaluation of the role of vena caval filters.
Use of jugular vein autograft for reconstruction of the cranial vena cava in a dog with invasive thymoma and cranial vena caval syndrome.
The Bird's Nest inferior vena caval filter: Review of a single-center experience.
Superior vena caval Greenfield filters: indications, techniques, and results.
The low incidence of pulmonary embolism implies that vena caval filters are not routinely required for this procedure.
Some surgeons have predicted the rate would actually be higher than with open surgery because the laparoscopic procedure involves pneumoperitoneum, which has been thought to cause vena caval compression.
Wilson, "Systemic to pulmonary venous communication in the superior vena caval syndrome," American Journal of Roentgenology, vol.
Inferior vena caval thrombosis a rare complication of Acute Pancreatitis Journal of the association of physicians of India.
Although conventional angiography is considered as the gold standard for the diagnosis of pulmonary artery aneurysm, in HSS, it may not be possible to do angiography in the patients showing vena caval thrombosis and there is a risk for aneurysmal rupture.