Congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava: embryogenesis and MR features.


Journal Article (Review)

This article describes the MR appearances of the six most common congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava. As a basis for understanding those anomalies, it describes the embryology of the inferior vena cava, based on an actual study of embryos and fetuses. The article takes a fresh look at the original research in this area, discusses the possible embryogenesis of the relevant anomalies, and describes different opinions on that subject, where different opinions exist.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Friedland, GW; deVries, PA; Nino-Murcia, M; King, BF; Leder, RA; Stevens, S

Published Date

  • 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 237 - 248

PubMed ID

  • 1598750

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1598750

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0171-1091

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02924631


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States