Azygos lobe

Case contributed by Dr Ahmad Thuaimer

Presentation

Medical checkup.

Patient Data

Age: 36
Gender: Male
X-ray

In the right apical region an accessory fissure is present with a tear shaped opacity inferomedially representing the azygos vein lying within the azygos fissure. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of an azygos lobe which is a common variant and should not be mistaken for pathology. 

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Case information

rID: 24285
Published: 5th Aug 2013
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded