Critical Care and Shock

Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava: Incidental Discovery in Adult

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A middle age Caucasian gentleman presented to the Emergency Department with fever, chills and hypotension. Chest X-ray revealed consolidation in right lower lobe consistent with pneumonia. A chest radiograph after central line placement revealed a venous anomaly. CT scan with contrast revealed persistent left superior vena cava and absent right superior vena cava.

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