ACCESSORY LOBE OF RIGHT LUNG AND ITS CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS -CASE REPORT
*Anju Choudhary and Surajit Ghatak
Objective: Lungs are among the vital organs of human body. Anatomical variations of lungs are common in clinical practice and are usually asymptomatic. Defective pulmonary development results variations in lobes and fissures. Knowledge of morphological variations are important for the surgeons performing lobectomies or segmentectomies to avoid possible injuries. Clinicians may misinterpret such variations in radiological images. Case Report: During routine dissection of thorax in a male cadaver with first year undergraduate MBBS students in the department of Anatomy, we observed a case of accessory lobe in the right lung with other variations. Fissure and lobes of left lung was normal. Conclusion: Recognition of such variations provides additional information to cardiothoracic surgeons and radiologist to differentiate it from other normal anatomical and pathological structures. Perioperative identification of such variations are imperative before performing surgeries.
Keywords: lung, pulmonary, lobectomy, cardiothoracic.
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