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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 289-291  

Eluding normal variant

1 Department of Radiology, CU Shah Medical College and Hospital, Surendranagar, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Radiology, Medanta, The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Date of Web Publication5-May-2015

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Dr. Roopkamal Sidhu
Department of Radiology, CU Shah Medical College and Hospital, Surendranagar - 363 001, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.156258

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Sidhu R, Dhanadia A, Shah H, Chudasama N. Eluding normal variant. Lung India 2015;32:289-91

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   Background Top

A 70-year-old male patient, farmer by occupation, presented with complaints of dry cough for the last one year, with no complaint of hemoptysis. The patient had no history of smoking or tuberculosis. The hemogram findings were unremarkable. The respiratory system examination delineated insignificant findings. A chest x-ray, posteroanterior (PA) view, followed by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) thorax were done for final diagnosis.

   Questions Top

Q1. What are the imaging findings and likely diagnosis based on chest x-ray and HRCT thorax?

Q2. Define and describe the clinical importance of the entity described above.

Q3. Delineate the embryogenesis of the diagnosed entity with a diagram.

Q4. What are the differential diagnoses?

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   References Top

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Lupu G, Popescu D, Cristea B, Panus V, BulescuI, Popescu G. The forensic and surgical importance of anatomical variation.The lobe of the azygos vein.A case report. Rom J Leg Med 2012;20:161-2.  Back to cited text no. 3
Cáceres J, Mata JM, Alegret X, Palmer J, Franquet T. Increased density of the azygos lobe on frontal chest radiographs simulating disease: CT findings in seven patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol 1993;160:245-8.  Back to cited text no. 4
Mata J, Cáceres J, Alegret X, Coscojuela P, De Marcos JA. Imaging of the azygos lobe: Normal anatomy and variations. AJR Am J Roentgenol 1991;156:931-7.  Back to cited text no. 5


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