The Journal of Association of Chest Physicians

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Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49--50

An unusual cause of right upper zone opacity − azygous fissure


G. Vishnukanth, Adimoolam Ganga Ravindra, C. Selvaraja, V. Narenchandra 
 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. G. Vishnukanth
Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry 605006
India

Azygous lobe is a normal congenital anatomic variant of the right upper lobe. The azygos lobe is not anatomically a separate lobe. Radiologically azygous lobe is noted in the apicomedial region of the right lung and is separated from the rest of upperlobe by azygous fissure. Though not a pathology, azygous lobe can be mistaken for a lung abscess or a bulla. Other complications include hemoptysis or azygous vein aneurysm.


How to cite this article:
Vishnukanth G, Ravindra AG, Selvaraja C, Narenchandra V. An unusual cause of right upper zone opacity − azygous fissure.J Assoc Chest Physicians 2021;9:49-50


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Vishnukanth G, Ravindra AG, Selvaraja C, Narenchandra V. An unusual cause of right upper zone opacity − azygous fissure. J Assoc Chest Physicians [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];9:49-50
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