azygous vein

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Related to azygous vein: thoracic duct, hemiazygos vein
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Synonyms for azygous vein

one of a system of veins that drain the thoracic and abdominal walls

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These were categorized based on the following echocardiographic criteria: a diagnosis of left atrial isomerism was made if there was an interrupted inferior caval vein with azygous continuation and anterior located descending aorta according to azygous vein, and a diagnosis of right atrial isomerism was made if the inferior caval vein and aorta was both located on the right or left side of the spine in parallel anteroposterior orientation (8,9).
the superior vena cava, azygous vein, and left brachiocephalic vein).
There was collateralization of vessels with reconstitution of the azygous vein and opacification of the distal SVC (Figure 1).
They reported that those with narrowed azygous veins tended to have the most aggressive clinical course.
Recent studies have shown that CCSVI (Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous Insufficiency), a condition in which the jugular and azygous veins, which drain blood from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body, are narrowed, malformed, missing or otherwise blocked, could be a cause for MS.