Absence of the retrohepatic inferior vena cava: what the surgeon should know.

Anomalies of the inferior vena cava are rare and can easily be misdiagnosed if one is not aware of such variants. We report a case of a 57-year-old patient that had a percutaneous CT-guided biopsy of what was considered to be enlarged pericaval lymph nodes. This occurred because of the poor technique of the CT scan and the unawareness of such a condition… (More)