PICC in azygos vein

Case contributed by Dr Luke Danaher

Presentation

Asymptomatic

Patient Data

Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

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

Modality: 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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