Inferior accessory fissure

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

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Trauma

Patient Data

Age: 25-30 years
Gender: Female
CT

Accessory inferior fissure in the right lower lobe. Minor subpleural atelectasis in the left lower lobe posteriorly.

Undisplaced anterior right 5th rib fracture. Mild pectus excavatum.

Case Discussion

Accessory right inferior fissure - this variant fissure separates the medial basal segment from the other segments of the right lower lobe. It is far more common in the right lower lobe than the left lower lobe.

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Case information

rID: 35771
Case created: 22nd Apr 2015
Last edited: 18th Aug 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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