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Resection of an Azygos Vein Aneurysm That Formed a Thrombus During a 6-Year Follow-Up Period

Authors
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
0003-4975
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
94
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.01.086
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

We report a resection of an azygos vein aneurysm that formed a thrombus during a 6-year follow-up period. An azygos vein aneurysm is commonly detected as an asymptomatic mediastinal mass. A thrombus could suddenly form without enlarging the aneurysm. Therefore we suggest that even asymptomatic azygos vein aneurysms causing blood stagnation should be resected before they can form a thrombus and cause a pulmonary embolism.

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