Advertisements
//
you're reading...
Chest

Accessory Azygous Fissure

History: 50 year old male with cough.

Frontal chest radiograph reveals a curvilinear opacity convex toward the chest wall extending from the right tracheobronchial angle to the apex of the right lung.

Frontal chest radiograph reveals a curvilinear opacity convex toward the chest wall extending from the right tracheobronchial angle to the apex of the right lung.

This is the typical appearance of the accessory azygous fissure, which demarcates a portion of the right upper lobe of the right lung supplied by branches of the apical segment bronchus. It is a normal variant which is seen in about 0.4% of the population.

Advertisements

About radiologypics

I am a radiology physician from California, USA.

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: