Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 1 (January 2017)

Page No.: 3447-3450

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2016.502


Vaibhav Prakash Anjankar *1, Kanchan P. Wankhede 2, Ashutosh S. Mangalgiri 3.

*1 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Chirayu Medical College, Bhopal, India.

2 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Govt. Medical College, Nagpur, India.

3 Professor, Department of Anatomy, Chirayu Medical College, Bhopal, India.

Corresponding author: Dr. Vaibhav Anjankar, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Chirayu Medical College & Hospital, Bairagarh, Bhopal. 462030, Madhya Pradesh, India. Mob. No.: 9422856368 E-Mail: vaibhav_anjankar@yahoo.co.in


Background: A sound knowledge regarding anatomy of the lungs is must for the clinicians. Knowledge of anatomy and normal variants of the major fissures is essential for recognizing their variable imaging appearances as well as related abnormalities. The fissures may be complete or incomplete or it may be absent completely. . In addition to these fissures, lung might also have accessory fissures indicating junctions between bronchopulmonary segments. Sometimes radiologist may misinterpret an X-ray or CT scan. Anatomical knowledge of such variations is helpful for lobectomies and surgical resections involving individual segments.

Materials and Methods: 77 lungs from 40 cadavers were included in the study carried out in the dissection hall of our medical college. Morphological features of lung fissures and lobes were noted. Presence of any accessory fissures was also recorded.

Results: Incomplete oblique fissure was observed in 10.26% on right side and 5.26% on left side. Oblique fissure was found missing in 2.56% of right lungs. Absent horizontal fissure was observed in 23.08% of right lungs.

Conclusions: The knowledge of fissures and lobes of the lung is highly recommended for the clinicians and anatomists as well. CT and other radiological procedures showing fissures of the lung should be interpreted keeping in mind of possible variations of various fissures.

Key words: Variations, Interventions, Fissures, Accessory, Bronchopulmonary.


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Cite this article: Vaibhav Prakash Anjankar, Kanchan P. Wankhede, Ashutosh S. Mangalgiri. MORPHOLOGICAL STUDY OF LUNG LOBES AND FISSURES: ANATOMICAL BASIS OF SURGICAL AND IMAGING TECHNIQUES. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(1):3447-3450. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.502