Bilateral agenesis of the superior vena cava associated with congenital hydrothorax.

@article{Roemer2006BilateralAO,
  title={Bilateral agenesis of the superior vena cava associated with congenital hydrothorax.},
  author={Sarah Roemer and Bernd Opgen-Rhein and Rabih Chaoui and Ianina Scheer and Christof Czernik and Michael Obladen},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={842-4}
}
Agenesis of the superior vena cava is a rare anomaly that is generally asymptomatic in the neonate. We report a male neonate with bilateral (total) agenesis of the superior vena cava with obstructed thoracic duct and subsequent congenital hydrothorax, anomalies that were detected by prenatal ultrasound at 25 weeks' gestation. The cardiac anomaly was confirmed by postnatal magnetic resonance angiography. The chylothorax disappeared with conservative therapy. 

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