Tolga Kasap1, Korhan Yavuz2

1Çan Devlet Hastanesi, Çocuk Sağlığı Ve Hastalıkları, Çanakkale, Türkiye
2Görele Op. Dr. Ergun Özdemir Devlet Hastanesi, Çocuk Sağlığı Ve Hastalıkları, Giresun, Türkiye

Keywords: Azygos vein, congenital abnormalities, child


he azygos lobe is a rare anatomical variation located in the upper mediastinum. It is more common in males and has a genetic predisposition. It is often located on the right lung. Azygos lobe is usually asymptomatic and does not require specific treatment. The azygos lobe should be kept in mind when examining the posteroanterior chest X-ray, one of the well-implemented medical inspections in pediatric clinics. In this case study, we report a 6-year-old male patient who was admitted to the emergency service because of a three-day-lasting cough, a fever that can reach 39,2°C, and difficulty in inspirium that started an hour ago and computed tomography revealed azygos lobe.

Cite this article as: Kasap T, Yavuz K. Azygos lobe: A rare cause of right paratracheal opacity in children. Pediatr Acad Case Rep. 2023;2(2):35-8.

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