PICC in azygous arch

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Post PICC check

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

The tip of the left sided PICC coils on itself at the location of the azygous arch, in keeping with azygous catheterisation.

Other findings: Right jugular CVL, NGT, bilateral calcified pleural plaques and patchy airspace infiltrates.

Case Discussion

Nice example of a PICC entering the azygous arch.

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Case information

rID: 53261
Case created: 9th May 2017
Last edited: 14th Sep 2017
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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