Aortic ectasia with hemiazygos vein dilatation: a mimicker of aortic dissection.


Infrahepatic interruption of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare but well-documented finding. In this condition, the IVC between renal and hepatic vein is absent and the hepatic veins directly empty into the right atrium; because of the enlargement of the azygos-hemiazygos vein system, this condition could mimic aortic pathology. We will describe a case… (More)