Inferior accessory fissure

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking



Patient Data

Age: 25-30 years
Gender: Female

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
Published: 22nd Apr 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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