Lingula (lung)

Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The lingula is a combined term for the two lingular bronchopulmonary segments of the left upper lobe:

The two lingular segments are the most anterior of the segments in the left upper lobe lying below the apicoposterior and anterior segments and above the oblique fissure.

Radiographic features

The lingula abuts the left heart border causing a silhouette sign when there is lingular collapse or consolidation.

Related pathology

Anatomy: Thoracic
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Article information

rID: 38910
System: Chest
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: left sided bronchi
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  • Figure 2: bronchopulmonary segments: annotated CT
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