Interruption of inferior vena cava with anomalous continuations

J Comput Tomogr. 1987 Oct;11(4):341-5. doi: 10.1016/0149-936x(87)90069-5.


A case of interruption of the inferior vena cava which has two continuational pathways is reported. One is the hemiazygos and azygos continuation and the other is an unusual intrathoracic continuation, phrenic and pericardial vein draining through the highest intercostal vein into the left brachiocephalic vein.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Azygos Vein / abnormalities
  • Azygos Vein / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vena Cava, Inferior / abnormalities*
  • Vena Cava, Inferior / diagnostic imaging