Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 55–56 | Cite as

Aberrant umbilical vein

  • C. P. Fliegel
  • P. W. Nars
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In a female premature baby an aberrant umbilical vein was identified after catheterization of the umbilical vessels. This rare variation of the umbilical vessels consists of a connection between the umbilical vein and the inferior vena cava.


Public Health Premature Baby Inferior Vena Umbilical Vein Rare Variation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. P. Fliegel
    • 1
  • P. W. Nars
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Neonatology, Children's Hospital of BasleUniversity of BasleSwitzerland

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