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Congenital absence of the intrahepatic segment of the inferior vena cava with azygos continuation presenting as a mediastinal mass

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A child with the isolated anomaly of azygos continuation of the inferior vena cava is presented. The interest of this abnormality lies in its detection as a mediastinal mass on the chest radiograph. Computed tomography with intravenous contrast enhancement is the method of choice to diagnose this venous anomaly. Awareness of the caval-azygos abnormality is important to surgeons and cardiologists. Accidental ligation of the azygos vein is fatal and cardiac catheterization using the lower extremity vein is troublesome in patients with this condition.

Publication Date


  • 1989

Publisher


Citation


  • Beedie, R. J., Yeo, W., & Morcos, S. K. (1989). Congenital absence of the intrahepatic segment of the inferior vena cava with azygos continuation presenting as a mediastinal mass. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 65(762), 253-255. doi:10.1136/pgmj.65.762.253

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0024549858

Start Page


  • 253

End Page


  • 255

Volume


  • 65

Issue


  • 762

Abstract


  • A child with the isolated anomaly of azygos continuation of the inferior vena cava is presented. The interest of this abnormality lies in its detection as a mediastinal mass on the chest radiograph. Computed tomography with intravenous contrast enhancement is the method of choice to diagnose this venous anomaly. Awareness of the caval-azygos abnormality is important to surgeons and cardiologists. Accidental ligation of the azygos vein is fatal and cardiac catheterization using the lower extremity vein is troublesome in patients with this condition.

Publication Date


  • 1989

Publisher


Citation


  • Beedie, R. J., Yeo, W., & Morcos, S. K. (1989). Congenital absence of the intrahepatic segment of the inferior vena cava with azygos continuation presenting as a mediastinal mass. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 65(762), 253-255. doi:10.1136/pgmj.65.762.253

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0024549858

Start Page


  • 253

End Page


  • 255

Volume


  • 65

Issue


  • 762