inferior vena cava

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Noun1.inferior vena cava - receives blood from lower limbs and abdominal organs and empties into the posterior part of the right atrium of the heartinferior vena cava - receives blood from lower limbs and abdominal organs and empties into the posterior part of the right atrium of the heart; formed from the union of the two iliac veins
vena cava - either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart
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An IVC filter is a small, cone-shaped, cage-like medical device implanted into a patient's inferior vena cava, the large vein that carries oxygen-depleted blood from the lower body up to the heart.
The autopsy ruled that the cause of al-khaldis death was due to the intensive internal bleeding that resulted from the tearing of the liver and the inferior vena cava of the abdomen.
Leiomyosarcoma accounts for 5% to 10% of soft tissue sarcomas, with about half of these originating in the inferior vena cava.
A triple-phase computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen revealed a 12 x 8 cm hepatic mass and inferior vena cava compression, but no evidence of cirrhosis (Figure 1).
Quality improvement guidelines for the performance of inferior vena cava filter placement for the prevention of pulmonary embolism.
Market size for Peripheral Vascular Devices categories - Inferior Vena Cava Filters (IVCF), Peripheral Embolic Protection Devices, Peripheral Guidewires, Peripheral Vascular Stents, PTA Balloons, PTA Peripheral Drug Eluting Balloons (DEB), Aortic Stent Grafts, Vascular Grafts and Peripheral Venous Thrombectomy Devices.
Postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis: Diagnosis by clot protrusion into the inferior vena cava at sonography.
A 7 mm incision to a rabbit's inferior vena cava can be fatal, but by applying nanosheets to the bleeding area, we succeeded in quick hemostasis in all the rabbits (wounds to the lungs, digestive tract and the brain's arachnoid membrane can also be simply covered by applying nanosheets).
Bronchial and arterial anomalies with drainage of the right lung into the inferior vena cava.
A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen/pelvis with intravenous contrast revealed thrombosis of the distal inferior vena cava (IVC) and iliac veins with a congenital absence of suprarenal and intrahepatic segments of the IVC (Fig1&2) with extensive collaterals and prominent ascending lumbar, perivertebral, azygous and hemiazygous venous systems.
The 40-year-old woman, who was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer in October 2010, underwent a procedure to remove the tumour in her liver along with a large portion of her Inferior Vena Cava (IVC).

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