In 9% of 78 normal computed tomographic examinations, the azygos vein was interposed between the posterior wall of the right-main or right-upper-lobe bronchi and lung in the azygoesophageal recess. Observation of the azygos vein on contiguous scans will generally allow a confident identification of this normal variant. Contrast enhancement will elucidate difficult cases.
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- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging