hilum of the lung

hilum of the lung

an area of the lung where the mediastinal pleura is continuous with the visceral pleura.
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This operation was the first example of a dissection pneumonectomy, in which the individual structures at the hilum of the lung were dissected out, in contrast to mass ligation of the hilar contents.
They infer that this strategy may be most useful to control generalized oozing at the extremes of the chest, in the apexes and upper mediastinum, or down in the sulcus away from the heart and hilum of the lung.