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Apex of lung
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1. Apex of lung
2. Superior lobe
3. Costal surface
4. Middle lobe
5. Inferior lobe
6. Base of lung
Latin apex pulmonis
Gray's subject #240 1094
Dorlands/Elsevier a_52/12145145

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The apex of the lung is rounded, and extends into the root of the neck, reaching from 2.5 to 4 cm. 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 was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant.



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