Anomalous azygos vein: a potential danger during endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy

K. Sieunarine*, J. May, G. H. White, J. P. Harris

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Abstract

A report of a patient with an azygos lobe and an associated anomalous azygos vein covering the upper thoracic sympathetic chain. This anomaly poses a significant risk during the procedure of endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy. A chest X-ray is useful in detecting this anomaly and alerting the surgeon to potential problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)578-579
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Volume67
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Azygos vein
  • Endoscopic sympathectomy

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