Right lower lobe superior segment

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

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

Related pathology

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

Anatomy: Thoracic
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Article information

rID: 38915
System: Chest
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Right lower lobe apical segment

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: right sided bronchi
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  • Figure 2: Bronchopulmonary Segments: annotated CT
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  • Case 1: pneumonia
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