Anomalous Lobar Pattern of Right Lung: A Case Report
Author(s): Jadhav Mayuri, Pawar Pradeep, Nikam Vasudha, Tawte Aparna, Mane Smita
The right lung classically has two fissures, an oblique and a horizontal, dividing it into three lobes namely the superior, middle and lower. The anomaly of the lobar pattern has been described by many research workers on CT scans, whereas, there are fewer studies on gross anatomical specimens. In the present case, which was incidentally detected, a right lung in which there was presence of oblique fissure dividing the lung into two lobes, there was complete absence of horizontal fissure. Such a variation is clinically important for identifying broncho-pulmonary segments. Anatomical knowledge of anomalies of fissures and lobes of lungs may be important for surgeons performing lobectomies, radiologists interpreting X ray and CT scans and also of academic interest to all medical personnel.