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Aortic Nipple – The Left Superior Intercostal Vein

History: 50 year old male with cough. This is the typical appearance of the “aortic nipple” on a chest radiograph. This opacity is caused by the left superior intercostal vein, which lies immediately adjacent to the aortic arch in this region. It is a normal finding seen in less than 5% of patients.

Normal Female Chest Radiograph

History: 25 year old female with no complaints. 

Fetal Origin of the Posterior Cerebral Artery – My Brain MRI

History: Radiology resident being scanned for a physics lesson has an incidental finding.  This is my brain MRI! The finding is called a fetal origin of the posterior cerebral artery, and it occurs when the embryonic form of the posterior cerebral artery fails to regress. It is a normal variant that occurs on either side … Continue reading