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Dissection of lungs in situ

Left lung.

Image #125-5

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

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Dissection of lungs in situ
Left lung.
The upper division of the left superior pulmonary vein (10) has been severed. Its branches have been cut off at varying distal points and the main stem of the vein has been retracted anteromedially. This procedure has served to expose the upper part of the left pulmonary artery, parts of the bronchial tree, filaments of the pulmonary plexus of nerves and bronchopulmonary lymphatic nodes and vessels.
1 . Vagus nerve left
2 . Cardiac plexus
3 . Aortic arch
4 . Recurrent laryngeal nerve
5 . Pericardium
6 . Pulmonary trunk
7 . Left pulmonary artery
8 . Bronchopulmonary lymph nodes
9 . Filament of pulmonary plexus
10 . Left superior pulmonary vein (retracted anteromedially)
11 . Superior intersegmental and lingular veins
12 . Medial surface of left lung
13 . Apex of lung
14 . Apical branch left pulmonary artery
15 . Posterior apical segmental bronchus
16 . Branch posterior left pulmonary artery
17 . Anterior lateral branch left pulmonary artery
18 . Anterior segmental bronchus
19 . Anterior descending branch left pulmonary artery
20 . Superior lingular bronchus
21 . Inferior lingular bronchus