Objective The aim of this study was to monitor the incidence of complicated inferior vena cava (IVC) anomalies and evaluate the role of Multidetector Computed Tomographic Venography (MDCTV) in diagnosis and assessment of associated venous collaterals, lower limb deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or varicose veins (VV). Patients and methods During two years duration 100 patients with clinical history and complains suggesting of DVT or VV were prospectively evaluated after performance of MDCTV examination. The images obtained were interpreted and reconstructed using dedicated software and work stations. Results were correlated with Color Doppler Ultrasound (CDUS) findings. Results Out of 100 cases, 9 cases (9%) were diagnosed to have complicated IVC anomalies while 91 cases (91%) had either well developed IVC or common anatomical variations. 6 cases (66.7%) had complicated IVC anomalies and 3 cases (33.3%) had associated complicated common iliac veins (CIV) anomalies. 8 cases (88.9%) had associated DVT and all cases (100%) had bilateral VV. 2 cases (22.2%) had associated varicocele and 1 case (11.1%) had associated KILT syndrome. Conclusion MDCT venography examination has a major role in diagnosis of complicated IVC anomalies and detection of associated venous collaterals, lower limb DVT or VV.
T.W., K. (2017). Complicated IVC anomalies: Are they more common than we thought? An experience of 100 MDCT venography examinations. Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, 48(1), 141–145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrnm.2016.10.006 LK - http://sfx.library.uu.nl/utrecht?sid=EMBASE&issn=20904762&id=doi:10.1016%2Fj.ejrnm.2016.10.006&atitle=Complicated+IVC+anomalies%3A+Are+they+more+common+than+we+thought%3F+An+experience+of+100+MDCT+venography+examinations&stitle=Egypt.+J.+Radiol.+Nucl.+Med.&title=Egyptian+Journal+of+Radiology+and+Nuclear+Medicine&volume=48&issue=1&spage=141&epage=145&aulast=Kassem&aufirst=Tamer+W.&auinit=T.W.&aufull=Kassem+T.W.&coden=&isbn=&pages=141-145&date=2017&auinit1=T&auini