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Apex of lung

Apex of lung
Latin apex pulmonis
Anatomical terminology

The apex of the lung (Latin: apex pulmonis) is the rounded upper part of the human lung. It extends into the root of the neck, reaching between 2.5 centimetres (0.98 in) and 4 centimetres (1.6 in) above the level of the sternal end of the first rib. A sulcus, produced by the subclavian artery as it curves in front of the pleura, runs upward and lateralward immediately below the apex.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links

  • 1087373371 at GPnotebook
  • Anatomy photo:19:st-0201 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center – "Pleural Cavities and Lungs: Lungs"

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