Persistent left-sided SVC draining to right atrium via coronary sinus

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Postinsertion chest radiograph revealed the position of the catheter in the left para mediastinal location [Figure 1]. This raised suspicion of a left-sided superior vena cava (SVC)” Saini et al (2016).

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“He was admitted in view of massive intraoperative blood loss leading to hemodynamic instability and long duration of surgery. His stay was further complicated by development of septic shock. Postinsertion chest radiograph revealed the position of the catheter in the left para mediastinal location [Figure 1]. This raised suspicion of a left-sided superior vena cava (SVC)” Saini et al (2016).

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Saini, V., Gupta, A. and Samra, T. (2016) An aberrantly positioned central venous catheter: A presage of an underlying anatomical anomaly. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine. 20(5), p.310-1.

doi: 10.4103/0972-5229.182208.

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