Vena Cava

  • (noun): Either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart.

Some articles on vena cava, cava:

Liver Transplantation - Techniques
... Usually, the retrohepatic portion of the inferior vena cava is removed along with the liver, although an alternative technique preserves the recipient's vena cava ("piggyback" technique) ... anastomoses (connections) of the inferior vena cava, portal vein, and hepatic artery ...
Venous Return Curve - Factors Affecting Venous Return Mechanism
... cava inferior, "pulling" the blood towards the right atrium ... Vena cava compression An increase in the resistance of the vena cava, as occurs when the thoracic vena cava becomes compressed during a Valsalva maneuver or during late pregnancy ...
Types of Atrial Septal Defects - Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect
... the venous inflow of either the superior vena cava or the inferior vena cava ... A sinus venosus ASD that involves the superior vena cava makes up 2 to 3% of all interatrial communication ... It is located at the junction of the superior vena cava and the right atrium ...
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
... Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS), or superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO), is usually the result of the direct obstruction of the superior vena cava by malignancies such as compression of ...
Congenital Stenosis Of Vena Cava
... Congenital stenosis of vena cava is a congenital anomaly in which the superior vena cava or inferior vena cava has an aberrant interruption or coarctation ...