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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 236

Morphometric variations in lobes and fissures of the lung: A cadaveric study in Pune region of Maharashtra


1 Professor, Department of Anatomy, AFMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Professor and HOD, Department of Anatomy, AFMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Date of Submission09-Sep-2022
Date of Decision15-Sep-2022
Date of Acceptance26-Sep-2022
Date of Web Publication29-Oct-2022

Correspondence Address:
Vishan Dev Singh Jamwal
Department of Anatomy, AFMC, Pune, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/NJCA.NJCA_150_22

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Singh Jamwal VD, Tandon A. Morphometric variations in lobes and fissures of the lung: A cadaveric study in Pune region of Maharashtra. Natl J Clin Anat 2022;11:236

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Singh Jamwal VD, Tandon A. Morphometric variations in lobes and fissures of the lung: A cadaveric study in Pune region of Maharashtra. Natl J Clin Anat [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Feb 6];11:236. Available from: http://www.njca.info/text.asp?2022/11/4/236/359877



Dear Editor,

We read with interest the original article titled “Morphometric Variations in Lobes and Fissures of the Lung: A Cadaveric Study in Pune Region of Maharashtra” published in the July–September issue of your esteemed journal. The authors have done an admirable work by describing in detail the various variations of lobes and fissures of lung in this descriptive study.

Anatomical variations of the lung lobes and fissures are important in the lobectomies and surgical segmental resections. These variations are also important in predicting the spread of infections like Pneumonia to the adjacent lobes, given the fact that the fissures limit the spread of infection or carcinoma of the lung.[1] Fissures can be appreciated in radiological images and hence, the variations of the lobes and fissures can sometimes be misleading in describing a radiological image.

The authors have described the rare variation of the five-lobed lungs in one cadaver. Table two in the study compares the variations of lung fissures with similar studies. Furthermore, the inclusion of the sample size of the compared studies will definitely give the better comparative picture to the readers.

Ectopic lung lobes have been described earlier and should have been mentioned in the review of literature or in the discussion section. The developmental anatomy of the lung correlates to the various variations of the lobes and fissures including ectopic lobes.[2] Some of the pertinent studies done on Indian population published earlier have described morphological variations in the lung lobes and fissures including accessory lobes.[3],[4],[5] The clinical relevance of such studies is immense in the management of infections, carcinoma lung and with postoperative management of lobectomies and surgical segmental resections, especially in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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1.
Tarver RD. How common are incomplete pulmonary fissures, and what is their clinical significance? AJR Am J Roentgenol 1995;164:761.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.
Moore KL, Persaud TV, Torchia MG. The Developing Human EBook: Clinically Oriented Embryology. Amsterdam: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2018.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.
Prakash, Bhardwaj AK, Shashirekha M, Suma HY, Krishna GG, Singh G. Lung morphology: A cadaver study in Indian population. Ital J Anat Embryol 2010;115:235-40.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
4.
Dhanalakshmi V, Manoharan C, Rajesh R, Ananthi KS. Morphological study of fissures and lobes of lungs. Int J Anat Res 2016;4:1892-5.  Back to cited text no. 4
    
5.
Mamatha Y, Murthy CK, Prakash BS. Study of morphological variations of fissures and lobes of lung. Int J Anat Res 2016;4:1874-7.  Back to cited text no. 5
    




 

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