Vascath in azygous vein

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Vascath inserted for dialysis.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
X-ray

The Vas-Cath has an unusual location/course in keeping with the tip having passed through the arch of the azygos, and lying in the superior part of the azygos vein. This can be confirmed with a lateral projection but is almost certainly the case.

Case Discussion

A case such as this highlights the need to have a firm grasp of anatomy, as it would otherwise be relatively easy to not realize the location of the vascath. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 32936
Case created: 21st Dec 2014
Last edited: 10th Nov 2016
Systems: Chest, Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.