The Supra-azygos Area

  • E. Robert Heitzman


The supra-azygos area is that portion of the right side of the mediastinum extending cephalad from the azygos arch to the thoracic inlet. To understand the normal radiologic appearance of this region, a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the azygos vein and particularly the azygos arch is mandatory [48, 49].


Aortic Arch Superior Vena Azygos Vein Compute Tomogram Mediastinal Pleura 
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  • E. Robert Heitzman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyState University of New York Health Science Center University HospitalSyracuseUSA

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