Evaluation of Pulmonary Fissures by Spiral CT

  • M. L. Storto
  • C. Ciccotosto
  • A. Guidotti
  • R. L. Patea
  • L. Bonomo
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Pleural fissures are important landmarks within the pulmonary parenchyma allowing for accurate localization and distribution of pulmonary disease. Moreover, the assessment of transfissural extension may modify the surgical treatment of patients with lung cancer near a fissure, and require performance of a peumonectomy or bilobectomy rather than a lobectomy [2, 6, 7].


Compute Tomography Examination Spiral Compute Tomography Multiplanar Reconstruction Standard Compute Tomography Minor Fissure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. L. Storto
  • C. Ciccotosto
  • A. Guidotti
  • R. L. Patea
  • L. Bonomo

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