root of the lung


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root of the lung

the structures that pass between the lung and mediastinum and their sleevelike covering of mediastinal pleura. The root joins the medial surface of the lung at the hilum.
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The first site of tumor metastasis is usually the lymph nodes at the root of the lungs (hilar nodes) and the mediastinum (the space between the two lungs in the middle of the chest).
The disease was already growing in the abdominal glands, the lungs and in the lymphatic glands at the root of the lungs - and he had two brain tumours.