Azygos fissure

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz

Presentation

Medical fitness check

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Azygos fissure (incidental finding).

Case Discussion

An azygos lobe is is a normal anatomic variant of the right upper lobe and is formed by a laterally displaced azygos vein which makes a deep pleural fissure into the right upper lobe's apical segment during embryogenesis. It is seen in up to 1% of cases.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 42325
Published: 16th Jan 2016
Last edited: 7th Mar 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.