Absence of horizontal fissure right lung
Keywords:Lung. Pleural Cavity. Pleura. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Genitalia. Pleural Effusion. Organ Size. Models, Anatomic. Artifacts.
Objectives : To examine the dissected cadavaric right lungs for the presence or absence of minor (horizontal) fissure right lung . Design: Descriptive study. (cadavaric study). Place and duration: - The study was conducted in dissection halls of various Medical colleges of Lahore (FMHC, FJMC & KEMC) from January 2003 to February 2004. Material &methods: A total number of 112 cadavaric specimens of right lung were dissected &examined for the presence or absence of minor fissure. Results: - Out of 112 specimens 9(9%) of specimens were showing the absence of minor fissure of right lung whereas 103(91%) of specimens of right lungs were showing presence of minor fissure. Conclusion: The percentage of anatomical variation (absence)of minor fissure of right lung is 09%. The study of anatomical variations of fissures of lungs is important for anatomists, surgeons& radiologists.
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