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Retro-aortic brachiocephalic vein with azygous vein continuation: a rare vascular variant

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 March 2021

Arjun K. Mahendran*
Affiliation:
UF Congenital Heart Center, Department of Pediatrics, 1600 SW Archer Rd, P.O. Box 100296, Gainesville, FL, 32610, USA
Arun Chandran
Affiliation:
UF Congenital Heart Center, Department of Pediatrics, 1600 SW Archer Rd, P.O. Box 100296, Gainesville, FL, 32610, USA
*
Author for correspondence: A. K. Mahendran, UF Congenital Heart Center, 1600 SW Archer Rd, P.O. Box 100296, Gainesville, FL, 32610, USA. Tel: +1 (352) 273-7771. E-mail: amahendran@ufl.edu

Abstract

We present an infant with incidentally found retro-aortic left brachiocephalic vein draining directly into azygous vein. This rare vascular variant is asymptomatic but does have clinical implications with surgical and interventional procedures.

Type
Images in Congenital Cardiac Disease
Copyright
© The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press

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