Right upper lobe posterior segment

The right upper lobe posterior segment is one of the three bronchopulmonary segments of the right upper lobe. It is the most posterior of the segments in the right upper lobe lying below the apical segment, posterior to the anterior segment and above the horizontal fissure.

Together with the apical segment, it is analogous to the left upper lobe apicoposterior segment.

Anatomy: Thoracic

Anatomy: Thoracic

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rID: 38902
System: Chest
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, refs, cases
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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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