MDCT Venography Evaluation of a Rare Collateral Vein Draining from the Left Subclavian Vein to the Great Cardiac Vein.
Antoine Abchee, Charbel Saade, Hussain Al-Mohiy, Fadi El-Merhi
Departments of Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, LebanonDepartment of Radiological Science, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
Date of Submission: 11-Jun-2014, Date of Acceptance: 12-Sep-2014, Date of Web Publication: 27-Oct-2014.
Congenital vascular anomalies of the venous drainage in the chest affect both cardiac and non-cardiac structures. Collateral venous drainage from the left subclavian vein to the great cardiac vein is a rare venous drainage pattern. These anomalies present a diagnostic challenge. Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) is useful in the diagnosis and treatment planning of these clinically complex disorders. We present a case report of an 18-year-old Caucasian male who came to our institute for evaluation of venous drainage patterns to the heart. We describe the contrast technique of bilateral dual injection MDCT venography and the imaging features of the venous drainage patterns to the heart.
Keywords: Dual Contrast Media Injection, Multi-detector Computed Tomography Venography, Superior Vena Cava
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