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Multiple variations of the azygos venous system.
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PMID:  10370999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a dissection performed in our department, we observed multiple variations of the azygos venous system. The hemiazygos vein was absent. The posterior 8th, 9th, and 10th intercostal veins united and their common trunk crossed the vertebral column obliquely lying anterior to the aorta and posterior to the esophagus and opening into the azygos vein at the level of T7-T8 vertebrae. The 7th left posterior intercostal vein also crossed the column anteriorly and joined the common trunk. The present report identifies the variable positions and courses of the veins related to the azygos system. It is important to keep in mind that different courses of the azygos system do exist, so that extra caution is required during surgery of the mediastinum and also in appropriately interpreting the radiographs.
A Ozbek; C Dalçik; T Colak; H Dalçik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0930-1038     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Radiol Anat     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-04     Completed Date:  1999-08-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608029     Medline TA:  Surg Radiol Anat     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kocaeli, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Azygos Vein / abnormalities*

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