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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-32

The lesser known lobe

1 J.S.S. Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India
2 Cardiologist, Baliga Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Senior Cardiologist, Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
4 Radiologist, Lucid Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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DOI: 10.4103/jiae.jiae_29_18

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The azygos lobe was first discovered by an anatomist Dr. Heinrich August Wrisberg in the year 1877. It is a rare normal variant of the lung usually present over the right lobe. The azygos lobe has been reported in various case reports where it has been mistaken to be a neoplasm, a bulla, or a paratracheal mass. It has implications in the field of surgery as well when this anatomic variant was discovered during sympathectomy and the approach had to be slightly altered. We present a rare case of an incidental finding of an azygos lobe impinging over the superior vena cava and causing axial alteration of the heart.

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