Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 1.3 (March 2018)

Page No.: 5020-5023

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.101


Jaideo M Ughade *1, Poorwa B Kardile 2, Pawan R Tekade 3.

*1 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Late Lakhiram Agrawal Memorial Government Medical College, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, India.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Dr Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College, Nanded, Maharashtra, India.

3 Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Late Lakhiram Agrawal Memorial Government Medical College, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, India.

Corresponding Author Address: Dr. Jaideo Ughade, Associate professor, department of Anatomy, Late Lakhiram Agrawal Memorial Government Medical College, Bendrachua, Raigarh 496001 E-Mail: drjaideoughade@gmail.com


Introduction: Lungs are the paired vital organs meant for respiration situated in the thoracic cavity on either side of the heart. The right lung is divided into supe­rior, middle & inferior lobes by oblique and horizontal fissure. While the left lung is divided into supe­rior & inferior lobes by an oblique fissure. The fissures permit distension of the lobes during respiration. The fissures may be complete, incomplete or absent.

Aim: To find out the variations in fissures and lobes along with their patterns, in human lungs; collected from cadavers.

Result: Out of 50 right lung specimen, the horizontal fissure was absent in two cases whereas the horizontal fissure was incompletely seen in 18 specimens. Incomplete oblique fissure was seen in 7 right sided lungs. We reported accessory fissures and accessory lobes in 14 specimens. The oblique fissure was absent in 4 left lungs and it was incomplete in 14 lungs. Accessory fissures and lobes were present in 8 specimens.

Conclusion: Knowledge of any variations is necessary in performing segmental resection and lobectomy. Accessory fissures indicate persistence of prenatal fissures.

Key words: Fissures of Lung, Accessory Fissures, Accessory Lobes.


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Cite this article: Jaideo M Ughade, Poorwa B Kardile, Pawan R Tekade. VARIATION IN LOBES AND FISSURES OF LUNG. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(1.3):5020-5023. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.101