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Azygous Continuation of the Inferior Vena Cava

Kosut SSK - MedPix (2010)

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Affiliation: Walter Reed Army Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Azygous Continuation of the Inferior Vena Cava

History: 40 year old woman, previously healthy, presents to the emergency room with chest pain.

Findings: • PA Chest radiograph: demonstrates a oval opacity superimposed over the the right superior vena cava (SVC). • CT w/IV contrast: demonstrates a dilated azygous vein and there is no visualization of the intrahepatic segment of the inferior vena cava (IVC). • This patient also has poly-splenia, which is a known companion abnormality.

Ddx: Differential of dilated azygous vein also includes: • obstructed SVC or IVC • CHF (congestive heart failure) • constrictive pericarditis • overhydration or fluid overload (e.g. resuscitation) • aneurysmal dilatation.

Dxhow: Imaging findings

Exam: Not provided

No MeSH data available.


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Azygous Continuation of the Inferior Vena Cava

Kosut SSK - MedPix (2010)

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View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Walter Reed Army Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Azygous Continuation of the Inferior Vena Cava

History: 40 year old woman, previously healthy, presents to the emergency room with chest pain.

Findings: • PA Chest radiograph: demonstrates a oval opacity superimposed over the the right superior vena cava (SVC). • CT w/IV contrast: demonstrates a dilated azygous vein and there is no visualization of the intrahepatic segment of the inferior vena cava (IVC). • This patient also has poly-splenia, which is a known companion abnormality.

Ddx: Differential of dilated azygous vein also includes: • obstructed SVC or IVC • CHF (congestive heart failure) • constrictive pericarditis • overhydration or fluid overload (e.g. resuscitation) • aneurysmal dilatation.

Dxhow: Imaging findings

Exam: Not provided

No MeSH data available.