Flashcards in Station 5 Deck (7)
Which lung lobe has the lingula and cardiac notch?
Left upper lobe
What is the surface anatomy of the lung fissures of the R lung?
Horizontal: anteriorly 4th rib, 5th rib in midaxillary line.
Oblique: anteriorly 6th rib, 5th rib in midaxillary line, T4 posteriorly
Surface anatomy of lung fissures of L lung
Oblique: 6th ib anteriorly, 5th rib in mid-axillary line, T4 posteriorly
Structures and relative position of hilum
Arteries: superior, posterior
Veins: Inferior, more anterior
Bronchi: Somewhere in between identifiable by their cartilage
Hilar lymph nodes
Pulmonary ligament descending inferiorly
On plain film, what structures are seen in the hilar regions?
pulmonary arteries and veins filled with blood
Describe the bronchial blood supply
Bronchial arteries, arising from the posterior intercostals or the thoracic aorta
Bronchial veins empty into azygos system or into pulmonary veins (venous admixture)