Azygo-oesophageal recess on chest x-ray

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

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

Modality: 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-oesophageal recess

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Case Information

rID: 25541
Case created: 29th Oct 2013
Last edited: 30th Aug 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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