Right lower lobe superior segment

Last revised by Dr Henry Knipe on 02 Dec 2017

The right lower lobe superior or apical segment is one of the five bronchopulmonary segments of the right lower lobe. It is the most apical of the segments in the right lower lobe, posteroinferior to the upper aspect of the oblique fissure and posterior segment of the right upper lobe.

Related pathology

Due to its high position, pathology in the right lower lobe superior segment can produce mid to upper zone opacification on chest radiographs.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: right sided bronchi
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  • Figure 2: Bronchopulmonary Segments: annotated CT
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  • Case 1: pneumonia
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