Azygos fissure effusion

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz

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Shortness of breath

Patient Data

Age: 15 years old
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Pleural effusion is seen on right side obscuring right hemidiaphragm and tracking along the right lateral chest wall extending into azygous fissure.

Case Discussion

Azygos lobe can be seen on chest x ray as fine, convex line giving tear drop appearance. It extends from lateral aspect of vertebral body posteriorly, to the superior vena cava anteriorly.

There is pleural effusion on right side of above shown chest x ray which is extending into the azygos fissure. This patient underwent ultrasound guided pleural tap. No further imaging was done.

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Case Information

rID: 47713
Case created: 30th Aug 2016
Last edited: 30th Aug 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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