Lingula of Lung

The lingula of lung, also known as the lingula pulmonis sinistri, or the left upper lobe of the lung, is a tongue-shaped segment of the left lung. It corresponds anatomically to the right lung's middle lobe (the left lung only has two lobes, while the right lung has three). Lingula means little in Latin, so this lobe is also sometimes called the tongue of the lung. The lingula of the left lung has two segments: the superior, or upper segment and the inferior, or lower segment.

 

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