Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava: A Rare Case with Clinical SignificanceCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Gautam Rawal,
Flat No. 417, Dhruva Apartments, Plot no. 4, I P Extension, Patparganj, Delhi-110092, India.
Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava (PLSVC) is a rare congenital vascular anomaly (incidence of 0.3-0.5% of the general population) which being mostly asymptomatic in its presentation, is usually detected incidentally. There are many practical clinical implications associated with it including arrhythmias. We report a rare case of PLSVC with absent Right Superior Vena Cava (RSVC) (isolated PLSVC), in a 55-year-old lady who had complete heart block followed by sepsis and was diagnosed to have this condition during the permanent cardiac pacemaker implantation and central venous catheter insertion showing an abnormal path of the catheter/pacing leads. The authors also give an insight into its clinical relevance.
Computed tomography, Coronary sinus, Echocardiogram, Vascular malformation
Gautam Rawal, Raj Kumar, Sankalp Yadav, Deepak Verma. PERSISTENT LEFT SUPERIOR VENA CAVA: A RARE CASE WITH CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Jan 20 ]; 10:OD17-OD18. Available from
Date of Submission: Mar 25, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Apr 04, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Apr 05, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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