bronchopulmonary segment(redirected from Bronchopulmonary segments)
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smallest surgically resectable subdivision of the lobes of the lungs, supplied exclusively by a tertiary (segmental) bronchus and the corresponding tertiary branch of the pulmonary artery (segmental pulmonary artery); typically, the right lung has ten bronchopulmonary segments, and the left has eight or nine due to a merging of the apical and posterior segments of the upper lobe and of the anterior and medial basal segments of the lower lobe.
Synonym(s): segmentum bronchopulmonale [TA]
The largest subdivision of a lobe of the lung, supplied by a direct branch of a lobar bronchus and separated from adjacent segments by connective tissue septa.
bronchopulmonary segmentA subdivision of a lobe of a lung based on its connection to a segmental bronchus; it is separated from the surrounding lung by a layer of connective tissue, which allows relatively facile resection when a pathology is confined to that segment.
The right upper lobe has apical, anterior and posterior segments.
bronchopulmonary segmentA subdivision of a lobe of a lung based on its connection to a segmental bronchus
bron·cho·pul·mo·nar·y seg·ment(brong'kō-pul'mŏ-nār-ē seg'mĕnt)
The largest subdivision of a lobe of the lung; it is supplied by a direct tertiary (lobular) bronchus and a tertiary branch of the pulmonary artery; it is separated from adjacent segments by connective tissue septa.