Left anomalous brachiocephalic vein in a patient with right lung cancer

Ryota Nakamura, Inage Yoshihisa, Kenichi Iwasaki, Tetsuya Yumoto, Kenji Yuzawa, Hamaichi Ueki

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Abstract

The left anomalous brachiocephalic vein is a rare anomaly without congenital heart disease. It is important to recognize this anomalous vein especially in patients with lung cancer because misinterpretation as a superior mediastinal lymph node enlargement may cause serious complications. We report a case of a 62-year-old lung cancer patient with left anomalous brachiocephalic vein, who underwent surgical treatment safely under video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery after confirmation of this anomaly on contrast-enhanced computed tomographic scan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-309
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume96
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Brachiocephalic Veins
Patient Rights
Lung Neoplasms
Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
Veins
Heart Diseases
Lymph Nodes
Therapeutics

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Left anomalous brachiocephalic vein in a patient with right lung cancer. / Nakamura, Ryota; Yoshihisa, Inage; Iwasaki, Kenichi; Yumoto, Tetsuya; Yuzawa, Kenji; Ueki, Hamaichi.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 96, No. 1, 07.2013, p. 307-309.

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Nakamura, Ryota ; Yoshihisa, Inage ; Iwasaki, Kenichi ; Yumoto, Tetsuya ; Yuzawa, Kenji ; Ueki, Hamaichi. / Left anomalous brachiocephalic vein in a patient with right lung cancer. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2013 ; Vol. 96, No. 1. pp. 307-309.
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