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Case report


Non-azygos accessory fissure in right upper lobe associated with superior and inferior accessory fissures in right lower lobe.

Thomas Jose Eluvathingal MuttikkalChunli Deng
Department of Radiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Date of Submission: 22-Oct-2012, Date of Acceptance: 11-Nov-2012, Date of Web Publication: 27-Dec-2012.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Thomas Jose Eluvathingal Muttikkal

Department of Radiology, University of Virginia, 1215 Lee Street, Charlottesville, Virginia‑ 22908, USA.
E-mail: tje6d@virginia.edu

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Thomas Jose Eluvathingal Muttikkal

Department of Radiology, University of Virginia, 1215 Lee Street, Charlottesville, Virginia‑ 22908, USA.
E-mail: tje6d@virginia.edu

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.105133 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Accessory fissures in the lungs are common congenital variations, usually detected as incidental findings in radiographs or CT scan. Accessory fissures can act as an anatomic barrier to the spread of inflammatory or neoplastic disease, as well as due to the variant anatomy, mimic lesions. It is important to recognize the presence of accessory fissures, as they affect surgical planning of pulmonary lobectomy and segmentectomy. Accessory fissure in the right upper lobe other than due to the anomalous course of azygos vein is very rare. We report a case of non-azygos accessory fissure, between the apical and the anterior segments of right upper lobe, along with superior and inferior accessory fissures in the right lower lobe.
Keywords: Accessory Fissures, Bronchopulmonary Segments, Congenital Variations, Fissures, Pleura

Cited in 1 Document

  1. Atoni Atoni Dogood, Oyinbo Charles Aidemise and Udoye Ezenwa Patrick (2016) Morphological Variation of Fissure and Lobe of the Left Lung: A Case Report. 33(4):307. doi: 10.1515/afmnai-2016-0032

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