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- Akshar Jaglan, DO,
- Andy Kieu, DO,
- Asad Ghafoor, MD,
- Tanvir Bajwa, MD and
- A. Jamil Tajik, MD∗ ()
- Aurora Cardiovascular and Thoracic Services, Aurora Sinai/Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Centers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. A. Jamil Tajik, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, 2801 West Kinnickinnic River Parkway, Suite 880, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215.
Inferior vena cava (IVC) syndrome is commonly caused by deep vein thrombosis or a mass effect. We present an unusual case of IVC kinking and obstruction detected by echocardiography and confirmed by cardiac magnetic resonance and angiography. Management of marked tortuosity of the IVC secondary to a paralyzed hemidiaphragm is discussed. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)
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- Received April 29, 2020.
- Accepted April 30, 2020.
- 2020 The Authors