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Was diagnosed with dual inferior vena cava with the left ivc crossing at the level of the left renal vein. What is it and what is done for it?
Anatomic variation: Should not be a cause of any concern. Anatomical variations are rather common. ...Read more
I had a retrievable ivc filter left in too long and it embedded. Have had it for >8 years, on 5mg aspirin daily. Any long term risks / complications?
Multiple: The main risks are: the filter can migrate, it can erode through the wall of the vein, it can cause clots, it can become infected. The balance of the risk of these complications Vs the risks associated with trying to remove it will depend on your individual case factors & the type of filter you have. You should discuss this with the specialist who is managing your clotting disorder. ...Read more
Double contrast CT scan of chest, ab, pelvis due to dizziness constipation tiredness and shortness of breath. Found my ivc and pelvis blocked?
I have a chronically blocked ivc and my body created vercies to compansate. I have two hypotense areas in my liverduetothis. What's a hypotense area?
Hypodense area: A lesion (an abnormal-looking area where disease is suspected to be) on a ct scan, which is more black than the surrounding tissues, is called hypodense. Hypodense means less dense (it has a less mass per amount of volume). For example, a hypodense area in the liver may be a benign lesion, a hemangioma, a simple hepatic cyst, an abscess, a lipoma, a malignant cancerous lesion, etc... ...Read more
2D echocardio, 110lb 27y F. Two measurements outside normal ranges. LVdia 3.6cm and LA 1.8cm. Also, IVC is only 1.2cm. Anything to be concerned about?
Inferior vena cava: Ivc stands for inferior vena cava. The ivc is a large vein that returns blood (largely deoxygenated blood) from the lower portion of the body to the right side of the heart. The heart then pumps that blood to the lungs so that the blood can pick up oxygen and go out to the body again. Dilated and non collapsing means that the ivc is open and perhaps slightly enlarged. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
Rarely: Retrievable filters (most of the recently placed ones) usually come out with little problems. We check to see if they clot caught in them before removing them. More difficult ones can be removed with advanced techniques or with a laser-sheath. This is almost always an outpatient procedure done with IV sedation. ...Read more
What can you tell me about May-thurner syndrome? IVCS. Is that classified as a rare or not how many in sweden have May-thurner syndrome? Why n ICD-10
Ivc. I have been told my double left sided ivc is inconsequential, with all my probs, is this another complication to the vascular system, or nothing
Congenital: Duplicated ivc is a developmental anomaly. You've had it since birth. It's not terribly uncommon and for most people has no consequences. ...Read more
IVC filter: An ivc filter is a small metal device shaped like an umbrella without the fabric. It is placed in patients who are at risk for pulmonary embolism, but who cannot tolerate or fail treatment with blood thinners. It is placed through a catheter via the jugular vein (in the neck) or the femoral vein (in the groin) ...Read more
Blood clot filter: An inferior vena cava (ivc) filter is a medical device placed into the ivc (the large vein in the abdomen) to prevent lower extremity or pelvic vein blood clots from reaching the lungs. Ivc filters are placed via the femoral or jugular veins. Some are permanent, while others are made to be retrievable. ...Read more
In a 52 yrs old 76 kg and 5'10" tall male IVC is not seen during ultra sound. Why does this happen?
Evaluating the: IVC/inferior vena cava by ultrasound has become a tool to aid in assessment of the intravascular volume of a critically ill patient. The IVC is a thin-walled compliant vessel that adjusts to the body's fluid volume status by changing its diameter depending on total body fluid volume. When a person's intravascular volume is low, often in blood loss situations, the IVC collapses. ...Read more
Recent ultrasound says ivc remains prominent in size sometimes with cardiac decompensation what does this mean?
How does l testicular v. Connecting to l renal v. At 90* (as opposed r- less than 90* connection to ivc) lead to l varicocele? (varicocele-wikipedia)
Pressure gradient: Amongst a number of potential theories and explanations for a varicocele, this is a strong one. The gonadal vein enters the renal vein at a 90% angle only on the left side. This is believed to create a straight column of pressure that enhanced by gravity, leads or assists in the formation of the dilated venous plexus. A varicocele is by far, more common on the left. ...Read more
Thromboembolism: This is not from a DVT but a de novo clot in the ivc? At 16, it is unexplainable. It still has to be treated with anticoagulant so as not to be thrown into the lung to cause pe. If accessible area, a filter may have to be placed to prevent embolism. After all that, a reason for its development has to be worked up with a hematologist and maybe rheum if necessary. ...Read more
IVC filter: No, That is not a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not the filter: Before one gets a filter, there was already a clot. That means the vein involved will never be normal and even without filter can cause swelling usually after some time upright. The filter unless along with blood thinner actually can cause propagation of clot and more swelling of the legs.. ...Read more
Is the cook tulip ivc filter metalic. Is is save for mri. Also, is it save to use a tens unit with one in place?
Ivc filters: Typically do not clot. If it catches a clot that migrated from your legs, then it can thrombose. Leg swelling can result. Tpa and or mechanical devices can be used to restore flow. Also you can be maintained on Aspirin or low dose Coumadin (warfarin) to help keep the filter patent. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
My echo states borderline pulmonary hypertension with 36 RSVP, and elevated RAP based on IVC diameter. Can these numbers fluctuate, are they related?
That's main function: The main purpose of the IVC filter is to protect the lungs from blood clot reaching them. The filter will also prevent blood clots from reaching the right atrium of the heart, however, this is not the main concern as the clot normally travels quickly through the heart into the pulmonary artery of lungs where it gets stuck in the narrowing pulmonary arteries. This is termed pulmonary embolism. ...Read more
Yes: Sure you can. In some people there risks of coagulation (thinning the blood) like falling snd developing hematoma's or brain bleeds ids too great. So, an inferior vena cava filter is umbrella'ed in to catch any thrombus heading north to the lungs. There are several meds on te maket that are safe and do not require coag monitoring like Xarelto. ...Read more
Earlier this month I had emergency surgery to remove ivc filter that had migrated. Is it normal for this to effect my menstrual cycle?
"Normal systemic venous and pulmonary venus return. The SVC and IVC are of normal caliber. Normal pulmonary venous anatomy."Does aboveMRI rules out clot?
Most likely your OK: Can discuss with your physicianGet a more detailed answer ›
Probably: If radiologist team is ready to do then it is safe. ...Read more