Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 3.3 (Septmber 2018)

Page No.: 5713-5718

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.321


Mukta S. Pande  *1, G A Shroff 2,  Madhura Muley 3.

*1 Assistant lecturer at MGM Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. India.

2 Professor and HOD, Anatomy Department MGM Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. India.

3 Resident  Anatomy Department MGM Medical College Aurangabad, Maharashtra. India.

Address of corresponding Author– Dr Mukta Pande, C/o Dr Vinod Gosavi, Flat 8, F building Jabinda Residency Deva Nagari , Near Shahanur Darga Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Mobile number-9421741624 E-Mail: mukta10pande@gmail.com


Background: With the increase in air pollution; incidence of respiratory diseases varying from viral infections to lung cancers is increased and hence to know   lung anatomy and its variation is important for physicians, cardiopulmonary surgeons and medical undergraduates.  

Purpose of study: to study the morphological variation of the lung fissures. 46 formalin preserved cadaveric lungs allotted to undergraduate students in Anatomy Department of MGM medical college Aurangabad were studied for variations and morphometry of lung fissures. Results:  Out of 46 cadaveric lungs of unknown gender 22 were right sided and 24 were of left side. Amongst 22 right lungs; 17 (77.27%) lungs have well developed oblique fissure; while 5 (22.72%) lungs had incomplete oblique fissures. Only 5(22.72%) right lungs had complete horizontal fissure, 14(63.63%) right lungs had incomplete horizontal fissures 3(13.63%) lungs had absent horizontal fissure. Out of 24 left lungs 18(75%) specimens have well developed oblique fissure,6 (25%) left lungs have incomplete oblique fissure while   1(4.16%) left lung had  incomplete horizontal fissure. Present study had incomplete accessory fissure in 3 lung specimen of which 1 right lung had superior accessory fissure and 2 left lungs had inferior accessory fissure. There are very few studies on lung fissure for Marathwada population.

Conclusion: Present study gives idea about possible variations in lung fissures. Present study supports the frequent occurrance of variations of lungs fissures and lobes. Prior information of such variations is important for cardiothoracic surgeons and pulmonologists to avoid post operative complications of surgery or lung procedures.

Key words: lung, oblique fissures, accessory fissure.


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Cite this article: Mukta S. Pande, G A Shroff, Madhura Muley. MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF LUNG FISSURE AND ITS VARIATIONS; A CADAVERIC STUDY FROM MARATHWADA REGION. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(3.3):5713-5718. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.321