The lung of a stillborn female Asian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) was disected for macroscopic anatomical study. It’s tracheobronchial ramifications were studied by a contrast radiographic technique using barium sulphate infusion. The lung was thick and triangular in shape. The right lung was divided into 4 lobes: cranial, middle, caudal and accessory, while the left lung had 3 lobes: cranial, middle and caudal. The lobulation was obvious, but the tracheal bronchus was not found. The cranial lobe of the left and right lungs was divided into cranial and caudal parts. The right, middle and left tracheobronchial lymph nodes were denominated according to their positions.
Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University
Sajjarengpong, Kriengyot; Adirekthaworn, Adisorn; and Uthaichotiwan, Pawana
"THE ANATOMY AND RADIOGRAPHY OF THE LUNGS OF A STILLBORN ASIAN ELEPHANT (Elephas maximus indicus),"
The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine: Vol. 35:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digital.car.chula.ac.th/tjvm/vol35/iss1/6