Right upper lobe bronchus
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The right upper lobe bronchus is given off approximately 2.5 cm from the bifurcation of the trachea and is the superior most of the secondary bronchi 1. It transverses the right hilum into the right upper lobe where it divides into three bronchopulmonary segments that supply the superior lobe of the right lung 2.
The right upper lobe segmental bronchi are 2:
The right upper lobe bronchus is also known as the eparterial bronchus, as it arises above the level of the right pulmonary artery outside of the hilum 2.
- right bronchial artery 1
- tracheal bronchus (pig bronchus variant)
- 1. Moore KL, Dalley AF, Agur AMR. Clinically Oriented Anatomy. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN:9780781775250.
- 2. McMinn RMH. Last's Anatomy regional and applied. Churchill Livingstone. ISBN:9780729537520.