Left-sided inferior vena cava with renal carcinoma: A case report

Devendar Katkoori, Mark S. Soloway, Murugesan Manoharan

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The authors present a rare case of left-sided inferior vena cava (IVC) in a patient with renal cell carcinoma of the right kidney. The anomalous IVC poses significant challenge to the surgeon. Preoperative identification of this congenital anomaly prevents complications during the surgical procedure. In this patient, the suprarenal portion of the IVC is on the right side and the infrarenal portion is on the left side, with the cava taking a left to right turn at the level of the renal veins anterior to the aorta.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUroToday International Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009


  • Left Inferior vena cava
  • Nephrectomy
  • Renal cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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