Imaging of the axillary subsegment of the right upper lobe.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The bronchial supply of the lateral or axillary area of the right upper lobe is variable. In 16 percent of normal subjects, an independent ramus of the posterior right upper lobe bronchus supplies an axillary subsegment. Airspace disease in the axillary subsegment has a characteristic appearance on radiographs. The CT appearance of disease in the axillary subsegment correlates closely with classic anatomic studies. Recognizing that disease is located in the axillary subsegment can help in directing bronchoscopy or biopsy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • MacGregor, JH; Chiles, C; Godwin, JD; Ravin, CE

Published Date

  • November 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 90 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 763 - 765

PubMed ID

  • 3769581

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-3692

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.90.5.763


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States