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Le but de ce travail était de rapporter trois cas de veine cave supérieure gauche.
Les trois cas étaient de découverte fortuite lors de la réalisation des examens tomodensitométriques du thorax avec injection de produit de contraste iodé. La 1ère observation est celle d’une patiente de 36 ans porteuse de double veine cave supérieure, la deuxième, celle d’un patient de 56 ans porteur d’une veine cave supérieur gauche et la troisième est une patiente de 21 ans avec une double veine cave supérieure associée à une coarctation de l’aorte et une naissance commune des artères carotides. Nous discuterons des examens radiologiques, la signification clinique, l'anatomie et l'embryologie de cette anomalie ainsi que l’historique. En définitive la connaissance de l’existence de cette variante anatomique par le personnel médical en particulier les grands utilisateurs des voies centrales, peut amener à éviter les complications graves lors des cathétérismes veineux.

The aim was to report three cases of superior left vena cava. The three cases were fortuitous discovery during the performance of CT scan examinations of the thorax with injection of iodinated contrast medium. The first observation is that of a 36 years old woman with a superior vena cava, the second is a 56 years old patient with a left superior vena cava, and the third is a 21years old patient with a double superior vena cava. superior vena cava associated with coarctation of the aorta and a common birth of carotid arteries. We will discuss the radiological examinations, the clinical significance, the anatomy and embryology of this anomaly as well as the history. The knowledge of the existence of this anatomical variant by the medical staff, particularly the major users of the central pathways, may lead to avoid serious complications during venous catheterization.


cathétérisme – angioscanner - veine cave supérieure gauche

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Mballa Amougou, J. C., Mbo Amvene, J., Jemea, B., Magny Tiam, E., Menanga, A., Kaze Folefack, P., Ouankou Ngongang, C., Mbuagbaw, B., Tagny Zukam, D., & Nko’o Amvene, S. (2018). Veine Cave Supérieure Gauche : à Propos de Trois Cas. HEALTH SCIENCES AND DISEASE, 19(4).


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