Persistence of the left superior vena cava in a patient with duplication of chromosome 8p - A case report

Academic Article


  • The authors report a child born with duplication of chromosome 8p. Associated findings have included an interhemispheric cyst with hydrocephalus, persistent left superior vena cava, large secundum-type atrial septal defect, bilateral inguinal hernias, right preauricular skin tag, hypertelorism, cleft palate, cortical thumbing, syndactyly of the toes, and clinodactyly. At three years of age, the patient does not crawl, is developmentally delayed, and has a ventriculoperitoneal shunt to treat his hydrocephalus. With further reports, this case may shed light on a genetic locus related to regression of the left superior vena cava.
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    Author List

  • Tubbs RS; Blount JP; Oakes WJ
  • Start Page

  • 120
  • End Page

  • 121
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 3