Anatomy of the chest and the lungs: anatomical illustrations
This e-Anatomy module presents an illustrated anatomy of the lungs, trachea, bronchi, pleural cavity and pulmonary vessels. This thoracic and pulmonary anatomy tool is especially designed for students of anatomy (medical and paramedical studies).
Anatomical illustrations of the lungs
All the anatomical illustrations are original and were created by Micheau, Antoine - MD. They were drawn in Illustrator using 3D modeling derived from medical imaging (principally thoracic scan). The anatomical drawings were organized in a fairly classical manner to be easily used as a standard anatomical atlas. The user can browse between different groups of images using the "Series" tab:
General Anatomy: diagrams showing the general organisation of the thorax with the pleural cavity and mediastinum
Anatomy of the lungs
Histology: histological diagrams of the trachea, oesophagus, a segmental bronchus, a bronchiole and the alveolar wall.
Segmental bronchus : Histology
The bronchial tree details the trachea in anterior and posterior views as well as the bronchial tree and its various subdivisions (segmental bronchus, intrasegmental bronchi, terminal bronchiole, respiratory bronchiole, lobule and acinus).
Trachea : Bronchi , Bronchial tree
Lobule: anatomical diagram showing the architecture of a pulmonary lobe (alveolar sac, alveolus, bronchiole, smooth muscle...)
Lobule : Medical illustrations
Lungs - illustrations: anatomical drawings of the gross anatomy of the lungs in various views (anterior, posterior, lateral and medial).
Lungs – 3D: 3D images of the lungs from the thoracic scan data in different impacts
Right lung : 3D pictures
Lungs-lobes: diagrams detailing the various lung lobes (lower lobe, middle-right lobe, left lingula) separated by the pulmonary fissures.
Hilum of lung : Root of lung , Superior lobe; Upper lobe , Lingula of left lung , Middle lobe of right lung , Inferior lobe; Lower lobe
Lungs – bronchopulmonary segments: specifies the anatomy of the various lung segments, using the international nomenclature.
Lobar and segmental bronchi: represents the nomenclature of lobar and segmental bronchi roots.
Pleural cavity: diagrams illustrating the anatomy of the parietal pleural cavity with different recess (costomediastinal and costodiaphragmatic recesses, pulmonary ligaments...)
Pulmonary arteries: diagrams and 3D reconstructions of the pulmonary arterial tree
Pulmonary veins: presents the anatomy of the 4 pulmonary veins and their venous afferences
Intrapulmonary blood vessels – 3D: 3D images from a thoracic angioscanner allowing a visualisation of the relationship between the bronchi, pulmonary arteries and pulmonary veins in the lungs.
Bronchial arteries: diagram of the emergence of the bronchial arteries in the descending thoracic aorta.
Bronchial veins: venous circulation of the bronchia into the azygos and hemiazygos veins.
IASLC - Ganglionic areas: diagram of ganglionic areas numbered 1 to 14, used in clinical practice in thoracic oncology for lung cancer disease spread assessment.
Anatomical structures of the respiratory system
125 pulmonary anatomical structures were labeled. Those labels are grouped into subcategories, you can hide or show them on the "Anatomical parts" tab:
Thoracic lymph nodes
Bones; Skeletal system
Language and terminology for the study of the anatomy of the thorax
We used the Terminologia Anatomica to label all the anatomical structures, with translations available in English, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Italian, Korean and Spanish.
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