A specialized lobe of the right lung that extends to the left side of the organism [ LG:0012619 ]

Synonyms: right lung postcaval lobe

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Term information

database cross reference


has narrow synonym

intermediate lobe of right lung

diaphragmatic lobe



taxon notes

In mouse this is sometimes divided into intermediate and diaphragmatic lobes

in humans, the right lung typically has 3 lobes (superior, middle, inferior). The lobar fissures are often incomplete, making a connection between two apposed lobes. Conversely, more than the expected number of lobes may be produced by new fissures e.g. the azygous lobe of the lung. The additional lobes are termed 'accessory lobes' -- http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/simplepage.cfm?ID=1120927803