ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Congenital agenesis of the inferior vena cava presenting with acute renal failure
Hanife Usta Atmaca1, Feray Akbaş1, Füsun Erdenen1, Yeşim Karagöz2, Ebru Pekgüç1
1Departments of Internal Medicine İstanbul Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Departments of Radiology, İstanbul Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.8046
Agenesis of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare congenital disorder. Herein, we present a 35-year-old male case of agenesis of the IVC and disseminated pelvic venous congestion with complete extrinsic ureteral obstruction due to compression who was admitted with acute renal failure following contrast injection for a computed tomography scan. Renal functions of the patient returned to normal after hemodialysis. However, during follow-up, malabsorption occurred due to intraabdominal congestion and collateral vein formation. Subsequently, he developed malnutrition and infection and died despite, a full supportive therapy.
Keywords : Acute renal failure; agenesis of inferior vena cava; deep vein thrombosis; magnetic resonance imaging
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