Thymic vein on CT
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The heart and great vessels are normal. No signs of aortic injury. There is contrast reflux from the opacified left brachiocephalic vein inferiorly into a thymic vein. No pericardial effusion or mediastinal haematoma. The lungs are clear apart from minor posterior atelectasis. No pleural effusion or pneumothorax. No sternal, rib or pectoral girdle fracture evident.
Rarely do you see a thymic vein large enough to opacify on a CT.
Thymic veins are known tributaries of the left brachiocephalic vein.