Inferior accessory fissure

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Pre-operative work-up.

Patient Data

Age: 63
Gender: Male
X-ray

Lungs and pleural space are clear. Linear opacity arising from the dome of the right hemidiaphragm coursing towards the right hilum represents an incidental right inferior accessory fissure. Cardiomediastinal contours are within normal limits. 

Annotated image

The right inferior accessory fissure is highlighted in red. 

Case Discussion

An inferior accessory fissure is an incidental finding and normal anatomical variant seen on <10% of frontal chest x-rays. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 22318
Case created: 26th Mar 2013
Last edited: 10th Feb 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.