oblique fissure of lung

(redirected from major fissure)

ob·lique fis·sure of lung

[TA]
the deep fissure in each lung that runs obliquely downward and forward. It divides the upper and lower lobes of the left lung and separates the upper and middle lobes from the lower lobe of the right lung.

oblique fissure of lung

In each lung, the deep groove separating the bottom and side of the upper lobe from the top and side of the lower lobe.
See also: fissure
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There are so many ways the PBA can heal itself after a major fissure split its Board of Governors into two blocs-purportedly, the drawn lines are the same ones that separate two major conglomerates in the board.
CT Thorax lung window showing a smaller right lung with no evidence of minor and major fissure and dextroposed heart and engorged pulmonary vasculature
It's the first major fissure in their relationship, but hardly the biggest one.
Therefore, thoracic computerized tomography (CT) was performed for differential diagnosis: There was a localized fluid collection in right major fissure with 20x22x32 mm diameters (Fig.
The knowledge of anatomy of fissures of lung may help clarifying initially confusing radiographic findings like extension of fluid into an incomplete major fissure or spread of various diseases through different pathways (Dandy, 1978).
Fault lies on several sides in this case, but the major fissure has been the Attheraces deal - and the bitterness it engendered among the smaller courses.
The right conditions do not yet exist to achieve a solution to Beijing-Washington differences over Taiwan, but at the same time both sides are likely to avoid a major fissure over the issue during Jiang's visit, said Niu Jun, an international studies professor at Peking University.
Given that the book's climax describes a showdown between sharecroppers and planters, one might imagine that class constituted a major fissure in the county's history.
They did, however, demonstrate a 15% pneumothorax with air trapped in the major fissure inferiorly and in proximity to the heart.
A major fissure that split the PBA board into two groups did not rip the unity of the national program as the San Miguel group made good on its vow to continue supporting Gilas Pilipinas, sending its key players to the first practice in preparation for the Fiba World Cup.