Double inferior vena cava
* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Double IVC
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Double inferior vena cava does not have a specified treatment, as this condition does not cause any clinical symptoms. Individuals with a double inferior vena cava who need surgery for other medical reasons may be treated more cautiously or in a different manner to prevent injury to the additional inferior vena cava. Treatment may also differ for people who develop a blood clot and need an inferior vena cava filter to prevent a pulmonary embolism. In these cases, a person with double inferior vena cava usually requires the placement of two filters, one in each vein.
Last updated: 12/14/2009
- Ng WT, Ng SS. Double inferior vena cava: a report of three cases. Singapore Medical Journal. June 2009; 50(6):e211-213. http://smj.sma.org.sg/5006/5006cr5.pdf. Accessed 12/14/2009.
- Mano A, Tatsumi T, Sakai H, Imoto Y, Nomura T, Nishikawa S, Takeda M, Kobara M, Yamagami T, Matsubara H. A case of deep venous thrombosis with a double inferior vena cava effectively treated by suprarenal filter implantation. Japanese Heart Journal. November 2004; 45:1063-1069. http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jhj/45/6/45_1063/_article. Accessed 12/14/2009.