left superior intercostal vein

left su·pe·ri·or in·ter·cos·tal vein

the vein formed by the union of the left second, third, and fourth intercostal veins; it passes forward across the arch of the aorta to empty into the left brachiocephalic vein and frequently communicates also with the accessory hemiazygos vein.
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We presented two cases of left superior intercostal vein drainage into different location.
Key words: Left superior intercostal vein, accessory hemiazygos vein, persistant left superior vena cava, multidetector computed tomography angiography
The normal ve abnormal left superior intercostal vein.