auburntiger wrote:Dr. S.
I have recently had my balloon angioplasty of the RIJV and LIJV with one of the valves being abnormal. Azygos was noted as ok.
One of the notations in the findings documentation is that the lumbar vein is abnormal due to being enlarged. Is there any explanation that goes along with this type of finding? The doctor said this is rare.
well, many of us havent really been studying lumbar veins that much so what constitutes an enlarged one is open to discussion. If lumbar veins are truly enlarged , one should suspect some obstruction of those veins closer to the heart. Some of the webs and septations in the azygos vein are quite subtle. Perhaps something was underestimated