Azygos vein aneurysm mimicking paratracheal mass

Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging findings

Ji Yung Choo, Ki Yeol Lee, Seon Jeong Oh, Bo-Kyung Je, Seung Hwa Lee, Baek Hyun Kim

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Aneurysms of the azygos vein are rare and can sometimes mimic a paratracheal or posterior mediastinal mass. It is important to confirm the diagnosis with radiologic tools before performing invasive procedures, which carry the risk of hemorrhage. Here, we present a case in a 79-year-old asymptomatic patient of an increasing azygos vein aneurysm that mimicked a growing paratracheal mass. Review of images obtained using various modalities, including dynamic magnetic resonance image (MRI), revealed that the image findings were suggestive of azygos vein aneurysm. Using this method, an exact diagnosis can be reached without resorting to invasive procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalBalkan Medical Journal
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

Fingerprint

Azygos Vein
Aneurysm
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Hemorrhage

Keywords

  • Azygos vein aneurysm
  • Dynamic MRI
  • Growing paratracheal mass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Azygos vein aneurysm mimicking paratracheal mass : Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging findings. / Choo, Ji Yung; Lee, Ki Yeol; Oh, Seon Jeong; Je, Bo-Kyung; Lee, Seung Hwa; Kim, Baek Hyun.

In: Balkan Medical Journal, Vol. 30, No. 1, 01.01.2013, p. 111-115.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{1b711bc95f584c14bea2a676f477aa0e,
title = "Azygos vein aneurysm mimicking paratracheal mass: Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging findings",
abstract = "Aneurysms of the azygos vein are rare and can sometimes mimic a paratracheal or posterior mediastinal mass. It is important to confirm the diagnosis with radiologic tools before performing invasive procedures, which carry the risk of hemorrhage. Here, we present a case in a 79-year-old asymptomatic patient of an increasing azygos vein aneurysm that mimicked a growing paratracheal mass. Review of images obtained using various modalities, including dynamic magnetic resonance image (MRI), revealed that the image findings were suggestive of azygos vein aneurysm. Using this method, an exact diagnosis can be reached without resorting to invasive procedures.",
keywords = "Azygos vein aneurysm, Dynamic MRI, Growing paratracheal mass",
author = "Choo, {Ji Yung} and Lee, {Ki Yeol} and Oh, {Seon Jeong} and Bo-Kyung Je and Lee, {Seung Hwa} and Kim, {Baek Hyun}",
year = "2013",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.5152/balkanmedj.2012.095",
language = "English",
volume = "30",
pages = "111--115",
journal = "Balkan Medical Journal",
issn = "2146-3123",
publisher = "Trakya Universitesi",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Azygos vein aneurysm mimicking paratracheal mass

T2 - Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging findings

AU - Choo, Ji Yung

AU - Lee, Ki Yeol

AU - Oh, Seon Jeong

AU - Je, Bo-Kyung

AU - Lee, Seung Hwa

AU - Kim, Baek Hyun

PY - 2013/1/1

Y1 - 2013/1/1

N2 - Aneurysms of the azygos vein are rare and can sometimes mimic a paratracheal or posterior mediastinal mass. It is important to confirm the diagnosis with radiologic tools before performing invasive procedures, which carry the risk of hemorrhage. Here, we present a case in a 79-year-old asymptomatic patient of an increasing azygos vein aneurysm that mimicked a growing paratracheal mass. Review of images obtained using various modalities, including dynamic magnetic resonance image (MRI), revealed that the image findings were suggestive of azygos vein aneurysm. Using this method, an exact diagnosis can be reached without resorting to invasive procedures.

AB - Aneurysms of the azygos vein are rare and can sometimes mimic a paratracheal or posterior mediastinal mass. It is important to confirm the diagnosis with radiologic tools before performing invasive procedures, which carry the risk of hemorrhage. Here, we present a case in a 79-year-old asymptomatic patient of an increasing azygos vein aneurysm that mimicked a growing paratracheal mass. Review of images obtained using various modalities, including dynamic magnetic resonance image (MRI), revealed that the image findings were suggestive of azygos vein aneurysm. Using this method, an exact diagnosis can be reached without resorting to invasive procedures.

KW - Azygos vein aneurysm

KW - Dynamic MRI

KW - Growing paratracheal mass

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84876003453&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84876003453&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.5152/balkanmedj.2012.095

DO - 10.5152/balkanmedj.2012.095

M3 - Article

VL - 30

SP - 111

EP - 115

JO - Balkan Medical Journal

JF - Balkan Medical Journal

SN - 2146-3123

IS - 1

ER -