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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Can nephrologists use ultrasound to evaluate the inferior vena cava? A cross-sectional study of the agreement between a nephrologist and a cardiologist.
Ozmen, "Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava," Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, vol.
Kaufman, "Inferior vena cava filters: indications, outcomes, and evidence," Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine, vol.
Stavropoulos, "Management of fractured inferior vena cava filters: outcomes by fragment location," Radiology, vol.
Bertagnolli et al., "Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava: survival after aggressive management," Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol.
Okabe et al., "Clear cell sarcoma extending into the inferior vena cava," Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi, vol.
No obvious portal venous trunk and branches were noted in the liver but the superior mesenteric vein and splenic veins drained directly into the inferior vena cava. The left hepatic vein and middle hepatic vein conjoined together and then drained to the inferior vena cava.
Of these only one presented with tumour thrombus in the inferior vena cava. We report one more case of SVUC with involvement of the inferior vena cava.
Jugular veins also contain special valves to prevent blood flowing back into the head from the inferior vena cava and right atrium while the head is lowered.
A hypodense lesion with visible septa was shown adjacent to the inferior vena cava at
It is bounded on the left by fissure for ligamentum venosum, inferiorly by porta hepatis, and on the right by inferior vena cava. It is continuous superiorly with the superior surface.

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