Anatomy of the azygos vein examined by computerized tomography imaging

TATAR İ. , DENK C. C. , Celik H. H. , Oto A., Karaosmanoglu D. A. , Ozdemir B. M. , ...More

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.29, no.11, pp.1585-1588, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1585-1588


Objective: To examine the anatomy of the azygos vein (AV) using different parameters. Therefore, the diameter of the AV at its opening into the superior vena cava, the opening level of the AV into the superior vena cava, and the position of the AV, with respect to the vertebral column and carina, were examined by CT.