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Segmentectomy of the Right Upper Lobe

  • Hiroaki Nomori
  • Morihito Okada
Chapter

The major branches of the right pulmonary artery are defined herein as follows:

Truncus superior: pulmonary artery of the first major branch to the right upper lobe.

Truncus intermedius: pulmonary artery between the truncus superior artery and A6.

Basal artery: A 7−10.
 

Frequency (%)

Bronchus

Three branches into B1, B2, and B3

40

 

Two branches into B1+3 and B2

24

 

B1+2 and B3

14

 

B1+B2+3

10

 

Four branches into others

12

Artery

A1

Both A1a and A1b from truncus superior artery

68

   

A1a branches independently, A1b from truncus superior artery

32

 

A2

A2a from recurrent artery; A2b from ascending artery

72

   

Both A2a and A2b from ascending artery

16

   

Both A2a and A2b from recurrent artery

12

 

A3

Both A3a and A3b from truncus superior artery

48

   

A3a from truncus intermedius; A3b from truncus superior artery

34

   

A3a from truncus superior; A3b from truncus intermedius

18

Vein

Both apical (V1) and central (V2) veins

70

 

Apical vein without central vein: V1 and V2form...

Keywords

Pulmonary Artery Lung Adenocarcinoma Pleural Indentation Common Cold Final Pathological Diagnosis 
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© Springer Japan 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryKameda Medical CenterChibaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Surgical OncologyHiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan

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