ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A case of bullous azygos lobe
Sedat Gürkök, Alper Gözübüyük, Orhan Yücel, Hasan Çaylak, Mehmet Dakak
Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
Azygos lobe is a rare congenital anatomical variation seen in 0.1% to 8% in the general population. Its association with bullous changes is even rarer. A 40-year-old male patient presented with a complaint of shortness of breath. Radiological investigations including plain chest radiography, chest computed tomography, and lung perfusion scintigraphy showed bullous lesions in the right upper zone. Following a right thoracotomy, an azygos lobe was detected in the right upper lobe, with 75% having a bullous structure. Azygos lobe was resected. There were no postoperative complications.
Keywords : Azygos vein/abnormalities/radiography/surgery
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