Azygos fissure

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 75-year-old

Chest radiograph

The left-sided no wire pacing device is in situ. Cardiomediastinal contours are unremarkable. Azygos fissure is noted in the right apex. Lungs and pleural space are clear. No pneumothorax or subphrenic free gas.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates an accessory fissure surrounding a portion of the right upper lobe, the Azygos fissure, an anatomical variant present in ~1% of the population. 

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Case information

rID: 46775
Published: 16th Jul 2016
Last edited: 25th Aug 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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