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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 3071873, 4 pages
Case Report

Inferior Vena Cava Duplication: Incidental Case in a Young Woman

1Department of Surgery, Card. G. Panico Hospital of Tricase, 73039 Tricase, Italy
2Department of Radiology, INRCA Hospital of Ancona, 60125 Ancona, Italy
3Department of Surgery, C. Urbani Hospital of Jesi, 60035 Jesi, Italy

Received 25 January 2016; Accepted 12 April 2016

Academic Editor: Salah D. Qanadli

Copyright © 2016 Danilo Coco et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A case of a double inferior vena cava (IVC) with retroaortic left renal vein, azygos continuation of the IVC, and presence of the hepatic portion of the IVC drained into the right renal vein is reported and the embryologic, clinical, and radiological significance is discussed. The diagnosis is suggested by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), which reveals the aberrant vascular structures. Awareness of different congenital anomalies of IVC is necessary for radiologists to avoid diagnostic pitfalls and they should be remembered because they can influence several surgical interventions and endovascular procedures.