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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of lungs in situ

General view of vascular and bronchial distribution within lungs.

Image #124-1

KEYWORDS: Left lung, Lung, Pericardial sac, Right lung, Vasculature.

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Dissection of lungs in situ
General view of vascular and bronchial distribution within lungs.
The specimen is shown in a considerably more advanced stage of dissection than that in the previous view. The upper lobes of both lungs and the right middle lobe have been removed. However, the major vessels and bronchi to these parts have been preserved. Most of the heart has been removed. The ascending aorta has been cut off to expose the right pulmonary artery (8). The pericardium has been cut away except for its posterior and diaphragmatic parts.
1 . Right common carotid artery
2 . Anterior scalene muscle
3 . Right subclavian artery
4 . Vagus nerve right
5 . Costal pleura
6 . Upper pointer: Anterior mediastinal lymph node Lower pointer: Lymphatic Vessels
7 . Bronchus of upper right lobe
8 . Right pulmonary artery
9 . Right. superior pulmonary vein
10 . Bronchus of middle right lobe
11 . Right inferior pulmonary vein (at entrance into left atrium)
12 . Lateral basal segmental bronchus
13 . Inferior lobe right lung
14 . Inferior vena cava (cut off at entrance into right atrium)
15 . Diaphragm
16 . Trachea
17 . Pleura
18 . Left common carotid artery (cut off)
19 . Left subclavian artery
20 . Aortic arch
21 . Cardiac plexus
22 . Pulmonary trunk
23 . Left pulmonary artery
24 . Bronchus of upper left lobe
25 . Left inferior pulmonary vein
26 . Medial basal segmental bronchus
27 . Left atrium
28 . Pericardium
29 . Lower lobe left lung