Items tagged “azygos vein”
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The azygos vein is a unilateral vessel that ascends in the thorax to the right of the vertebral column, carrying deoxygenated blood from the posterior chest and abdominal walls. It forms part of the azygos venous system. Terminology The spelling azygous when referring to the vein is incorrect,...
Azygos continuation of the inferior vena cava
Published 07 Jul 2011
Bronchitis and azygos fissure
Published 17 Mar 2012
Published 21 Mar 2012
Azygos vein aneurysm
Published 27 May 2020
Absent azygos vein
An absent azygos vein is a very uncommon variant in which the azygos vein fails to develop. In cases of agenesis of the azygos vein, the hemiazygos and accessory hemiazygos veins play an important role in venous drainage, accounting for drainage of both the right and left intercostal veins 1-3. ...
Trigonum parietale (azygos lobe)
The trigonum parietale refers to a triangular opacity seen on chest radiograph that correlates with a small piece of extrapleural areolar tissue that lies between the layers of pleura in the fissure of an azygos lobe 1-4. It may be seen at the most superior portion of the azygos fissure and shou...