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LUNGS-VARIANT ANATOMY

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LUNGS-VARIANT ANATOMY

1. Right pig bronchus - comes off the lateral aspect of the trachea to supply the right upper lobe.


2. Right cardiac bronchus - comes off the medial aspect of the bronchus intermedius, towards the heart.


3. Right azygous fissure + lobe - created when a laterally displaced azygos vein creates a deep pleural fissure into the apical segment of the right upper lobe.


4. Right lower lobe accessory fissure - can be mistaken for bands of atelectasis.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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