Accessory hemiazygos vein draining into left brachiocephalic vein

Case contributed by A Prof. Essam G Ghonaim


Patient presented for CT chest as a part of metastatic work up.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Vascular structure is seen ascending behind and to the left of thoracic aorta, reaching upwards to drain into left brachio-cephalic vein (white arrows). Right sided azygous lobe and fissure are also noted.

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Case information

rID: 61005
Published: 13th Jun 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest, Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded