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Anatomical variations of the arrangement of structures at the pulmonary hilum: A cadaveric study

*, Murlimanju BV and Massand, Amit and Madhyastha, Sampath and Pai, Mangala M. and Prabhu, Latha V. and Saralaya, Vasudha (2017) Anatomical variations of the arrangement of structures at the pulmonary hilum: A cadaveric study. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 39 (1). pp. 51-56. ISSN 0930-1038

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Abstract

Purpose The aim was to study the anatomical variations of the arrangement of structures at the hilum of the lung. Methods The present study examined the hila of 110 cadaveric lung specimens of south Indian population. The anatomical variations of the arrangement of structures at the hilum were macroscopically observed. Results It was observed that the variations were higher in the left lung than in the right lung. The variations were observed in 16.1 % of right lungs and 48.2 % of the left lungs. There were some interesting anatomical variations like the two upper pulmonary veins, two pulmonary artery, two bronchi in the hilum of the left lung, three bronchi, four pulmonary veins and four bronchi. The present study was compared with a similar study from the same geographical location. It was observed that the frequency of variations and the hilar morphology of the arrangement of structures differ among the two separate studies from south India. Conclusions The observations of the present study suggest that the pulmonary hilar morphology is extremely variable.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anatomical variations � Pulmonary hilum � Root of the lung
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 06:18
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 06:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148452

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