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Left lower lobe superior segment

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.

Anatomy: Thoracic

Anatomy: Thoracic

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Article information

rID: 38916
System: Chest
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • left lower lobe apical segment

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: left sided bronchi
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  • Figure 2: Bronchopulmonary Segments: annotated CT
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  • Case 1: apical segment shown in a pneumonia
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  • Figure 3: annotated CT
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