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M Erdogan

Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava: The Anatomical and Surgical Importance

This anatomical variant must be recognized to avoid potential complications when carrying out surgical procedures.


Objective: Persistence of the left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a congenital anomaly resulting from failure of degeneration of the left cardinal vein. The prevalence of this anatomical variant is approximately 0.3% in the general population. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of the persistence of the left superior vena cava in order to avoid potential complications.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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