Dialysekateteranlæggelse hos en patient med persisterende venstresidig vena cava superior

Peter Bak, Anders Kehlet Nørskov

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Persistent left-sided superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a central venous anomaly in up to 0.5% of the population. It is usually asymptomatic due to drainage into the right atrium via the coronary sinus. This case report describes placement of a dialysis catheter in a 55-year-old patient with PLSVC and subsequent complications following the uncertainty of the placement. In 10%, PLSVC drains to the left atrium inducing risk of left-to-right shunt and fatal paradoxical emboli in case of catheterisation. Hence, clarification of the central venous haemodynamics by relevant imaging modalities is advised, if suspicion arises.

Bidragets oversatte titelDialysis catheter placement in a persistent left-sided superior vena cava
Sider (fra-til)160-161
Antal sider2
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer2
StatusUdgivet - 2019


  • Catheterization, Central Venous/adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Renal Dialysis/methods
  • Vascular Malformations/diagnostic imaging
  • Vena Cava, Superior/abnormalities


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