PICC in azygos vein

Case contributed by Dr Luke Danaher

Presentation

Asymptomatic

Patient Data

Gender: Male
X-ray

Right-sided PICC in situ with the tip deviated towards the midline at the expected location of the azygos vein.

Annotated image

Zoomed and windowed radiograph with the PICC highlighted.

Case Discussion

There are many places that a PICC can go when it is inserted. One of the less common locations is the azygous vein, but it is clearly possible.

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Case information

rID: 34491
Case created: 23rd Feb 2015
Last edited: 11th Nov 2015
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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