Accessory hemiazygos continuation of left inferior vena cava: CT demonstration

Martin I. Cohen, Richard M. Gore*, Robert L. Vogelzang, David Rochester, Harvey L. Neiman, Arthur R. Crampton

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The first CT description of accessory hemiazygos continuation of a left-sided inferior vena cava is presented. This venous anomaly appears as a mediastinal mass on plain chest films and may simulate an aortic dissection on CT or angiography. Careful attention to the various abnormal vascular pathways will obviate the need for further invasive testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)777-779
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1984


  • Abnormalities
  • Azygos
  • Computed tomography
  • Hemiazygos
  • Veins
  • Veins
  • Vena cavae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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