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

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    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

    Keywords

    • Azygos vein aneurysm
    • Dynamic MRI
    • Growing paratracheal mass

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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