Anomalous azygos venous system in a south Indian cadaver

A case report

Lydia S. Quadros, Bhagath Kumar Potu, Anitha Guru, Thejodhar Pulakunta, Biswabina Ray, Suhani Sumalatha D'Silva, Sylvia Sequeira, Huban Thomas

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Introduction: The posterior thoracic wall, an area drained by the azygos venous system, is a common site for surgical intervention. Since the venous part of the cardiovascular system is subject to most common variation, abnormalities in the azygos venous system are often reported. Case presentation: During routine dissection classes for undergraduate medical students, we encountered a variation in the azygos venous system in a 65 years old south Indian male cadaver. We observed that there was no accessory azygos vein, and left 4 th, 5th, 6th and 7th posterior intercostal veins terminated directly into azygos vein. Conclusion: Identifying these types of variations is important during imaging this region and surgical operations of mediastinum.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6746
JournalCases Journal
Volume2
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 09-2009

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Azygos Vein
Cadaver
Mediastinum
Thoracic Wall
Cardiovascular System
Medical Students
Dissection
Veins

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Quadros, Lydia S. ; Potu, Bhagath Kumar ; Guru, Anitha ; Pulakunta, Thejodhar ; Ray, Biswabina ; D'Silva, Suhani Sumalatha ; Sequeira, Sylvia ; Thomas, Huban. / Anomalous azygos venous system in a south Indian cadaver : A case report. In: Cases Journal. 2009 ; Vol. 2, No. 9.
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