Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava: An Intensivist's Experience and Review of the Literature

Rajit Pahwa, MD, Anand Kumar, MD

Disclosures

South Med J. 2003;96(5) 

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Conclusion

Persistence of LSVC should be considered, especially when central venous catheterization via the left subclavian or internal jugular vein proves to be difficult, and the fluoroscopy or chest x-ray suggests an aberrant left-sided course for the catheter.

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