Left lower lobe superior segment

Dr Ian Bickle and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The left lower lobe superior or apical segment is one of the four bronchopulmonary segments of the left lower lobe. It is the most apical of the segments in the left lower lobe, posterior to the upper aspect of the oblique fissure and apicoposterior segment of the left upper lobe.

Related pathology

Due to its high position, pathology in the left lower lobe superior segment can produce mid to upper zone opacification on chest radiographs.


Thoracic anatomy
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Article Information

rID: 38916
System: Chest
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs, cases
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  • left lower lobe apical segment

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    Case 1: Apical segment shown in a pneumonia
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