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Isolated Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava

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  • Pok-Tin Tang, M.R.C.P.,
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A 79-year-old man was admitted to the intensive care unit for septic shock. Placement of a hemodialysis catheter ultimately led to the finding of an isolated persistent left superior vena cava.


Pok-Tin Tang, M.R.C.P.
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, United Kingdom

Kenneth Chan, M.R.C.P.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom

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This article was published on February 26, 2022, at NEJM.org.

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