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Segmentectomy of the Left Upper Lobe

  • Hiroaki Nomori
  • Morihito Okada
Chapter

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

Truncus superior: first major branch to the left upper lobe

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

Interlobar artery: peripheral pulmonary artery after A 6 branches

Branching profile

Frequency (%)

Bronchus

B1−3

B1+2 and B3

46

   

B1+2, B3a and B3b + c

27

   

B1+2a + b, B1+2c, and B3

27

 

B1+2

B1+2a + b and B1+2c

65

   

B1+2a and B1+2b + c

35

 

B3

B3a and B3b + c

90

 

Other

 

10

Artery

A1+2

A1+2a + b and A1+2c

31

   

A1+2a, A1+2b, and A1+2c

28

   

A1+2a and A1+2b + c

26

   

A1+2a + b + c

15

 

A3

Mediastinal type: A3 branches from main pulmonary artery mostly into A3a and A3b + c

90

   

Mediastinal and interlobar type: A3b + c branches from main pulmonary artery, and A3a branches distal to A1+2c and proximal to A4a

10

 

A4+5

Interlobar type: A4 and A5 separately branch from interlobar artery

26

   

Interlobar type: A4+5 branches from interlobar artery

44

   

Mediastinal...

Keywords

Pulmonary Artery Pleural Indentation Major Branch Papillary Adenocarcinoma Solid Region 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer Japan 2012

Authors and Affiliations

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

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