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Differences Between The Left And Right Lungs

Right lung Left lung
Size and shape Larger, shorter, and broader Smaller, longer, and narrower
Weight 700 g 650 g
Lobes Three (upper, middle, and lower) Two lobes (upper and lower)
Fissure Two (horizontal and oblique) One (oblique)
Anterior border Straight Not straight (presents a cardiac notch)
Hilum Two bronchi (eparterial and hyparterial) One bronchus (left principal bronchus)
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By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T10:17:29+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Thorax|0 Comments