Azygo-esophageal recess (chest x-ray)

Case contributed by Henry Knipe
Diagnosis not applicable


Chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Lungs and pleural spaces are clear. Cardiomediastinal contour is within normal limits. 

Annotated image

Red line is superimposed over the azygo-oesophgeal recess. 

Case Discussion

Near vertical stripe projects over the lower thoracic vertebrae centrally and represents a normal finding on chest x-rays - azygo-esophageal recess

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