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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of lungs in situ

Left lung.

Image #125-6

KEYWORDS: Left lung, Lung, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature.

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Dissection of lungs in situ
Left lung.
Branches of the left pulmonary artery have been cut away to reveal the more posterior subsegmental bronchi. The pulmonary plexus of nerves (5) has been more fully exposed. A branch of the bronchial artery (6) is visible.
1 . Left vagus nerve
2 . Aortic arch
3 . Upper pointer: Recurrent laryngeal nerve Lower pointer: Ligamentum arteriosum
4 . Right pointer: Left pulmonary artery Left pointer: Pulmonary trunk
5 . Pulmonary plexus (note other unlabeled nerve filaments inferiorly)
6 . Bronchial branch of aorta
7 . Left upper lobe bronchus (note division into upper and lower parts)
8 . Left superior pulmonary vein (retracted medially)
9 . Upper pointer: Superior lingular bronchus Lower pointer: Inferior lingular bronchus
10 . Pericardium (retracted medially)
11 . Upper lobe left lung
12 . Anterior branch of apical subsegmental bronchus
13 . Apical branch of apical subsegmental bronchus
14 . Upper pointer: Apical subsegmental bronchus Lower pointer: Posterior subsegmental bronchus
15 . Posterior apical segmental bronchus
16 . Anterior segmental bronchus (note posterior branch close to origin of this bronchus)
17 . Superior lingular bronchus (upper pointer, anterior branch; lower pointer, posterior branch)
18 . Intersegmental lingular veins
19 . Lower lobe left lung