Inferior accessory fissure of the right lung

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Dyspnea and chest pain. The patient is heavy smoker

Patient Data

Age: 45 years old
Gender: Male

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The inferior accessory fissure is normal variant which separate the medial basal segment from the other basal segments of right lower lobe. The patient also has centrilobular emphysematous changes at upper lobes of both lungs.

Diagnosis: Inferior accessory fissure

Annotated image

Orange line overlies inferior accessory fissure of the right lung. 

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Case information

rID: 23182
Published: 27th May 2013
Last edited: 24th Feb 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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