c l i n i c a l f o l i o s : n a r r a t i v e





A D V E R T I S E M E N T

 

Azygous Continuation of the Inferior Vena Cava: 13

A D V E R T I S E M E N T

   
 

Often this anomaly will exhibit an exaggerated azygous shadow on chest X-ray.       

Notes:

Link to this frame from your Personal Thumbnails page? Yes No


 

Azygous Continuation of the Inferior Vena Cava: 14

A D V E R T I S E M E N T

   
 

The apparent drainage pattern of this patient is shown schematically. The inferior vena cava above the renals joins a large right ascending lumbar (hidden behind the IVC in this view). A large left ascending lumbar passes behind the aorta and joins the continuation of the right ascending lumbar in the midline. The common channel passes behind esophagus and trachea to cross above the right lung hilum and enter the posterior wall of the superior vena cava. The hepatic veins converge into a common channel which drains into the inferior aspect of the right atrium. The intrahepatic portion of the IVC is absent.     

Notes:

Link to this frame from your Personal Thumbnails page? Yes No


 

Azygous Continuation of the Inferior Vena Cava: 15

A D V E R T I S E M E N T

   
 

A second patient presented for coronary artery bypass grafting (see CABG). Chest X-ray showed a prominent shadow at the location of the azygous vein.       

Notes:

Link to this frame from your Personal Thumbnails page? Yes No

 

Click the "Update" button to save your Notes and Personal Thumbnails.

 

Thumbnails

This page was last modified on 5/1/2007.