Persistence of the hepatic segment of the left inferior vena cava in man and its relation to the ductus venosus development.


An anomalous vein indicating the persistence of the hepatic segment of the inferior vena cava (left vena revehens) was found in a 60-year-old male cadaver. This vein emerging from the left lobe of the liver passed through the diaphragm at 3 cm leftward of the vena cava foramen and entered the coronary sinus at its termination, which in turn opened into the… (More)