Duplication of the inferior vena cava in a patient presenting for IVC filter placement

Danny Cheng, Steven M. Zangan

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Given the complex embryogenesis of the inferior vena cava (IVC), anatomic variations are commonly encountered. Duplication of the IVC occurs in up to 2.8% of the population. Though asymptomatic, a duplicated IVC has important clinical implications when attempting caval filtration. We present the case of a 45- year-old male with factor V leiden and protein C deficiency, who required cessation of warfarin anticoagulation in preparation for cervical laminectomy. The patient had a duplicated IVC and required placement of a caval filter in each IVC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-164
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Access
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Duplicated IVC
  • IVC developmental anomalies
  • IVC filter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Nephrology

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