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Bronchiectasis and incidental accessory hemiazygos vein

Case contributed by Ammar Haouimi
Diagnosis almost certain


Recurrent chest infection.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

The CT images show an accessory hemiazygos vein draining into the left brachiocephalic vein.

Cylindrical/cystic bronchiectasis are noted in the anterior segment of the right upper lobe, and a posterior basal segment of the right lower lobe.

Case Discussion

CT appearance of an accessory hemiazygos vein (incidental finding) in a patient with bronchiectasis.

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