What is the Difference Between the Left And The Right Lung

 Right Lung Left Lung
 It has 3 lobes It has 2 lobes
It is heavy and largeIt is lighter and small due to the presence of heart on the left side.

 

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 There is no difference between them.

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There is no middle lobe on the left lung and the right lung is shorter than the left lung. 

Differences between Left & Right Lungs
Right Lung
Left Lung
Heavier (625 gram)
Lighter 565 (gram)
Shorter & wider due to upward
compression by liver
Longer & narrower due to side
compression by heart
Has oblique & horizontal fissure
Has only horizontal fissure
Consists of 3 lobes: Upper,
middle & lower
Consists of 2 lobes: upper &
lower
Base more concave by liver
compression
Base less concave
Anterior border is complete
Anterior border shows
Cardiac notch
Lingual (at 6th costal cartilage)
Hilum contains two bronchi:
Eparterial
Hyparterial
Hilum contains one bronchus
only
Hilum contains one bronchial
artery only
Hilum contains two bronchial
arteries

http://www.scribd.com/doc/28759512/Differences-Between-Left-amp-Right-Lungs




Right lung

Left lung

Heavier

Lighter

Shorter & wider due to upward compression by liver

Longer & narrower due to side compression by heart

Has oblique & horizontal (transverse) fissure

Only has oblique fissure

Three lobes: upper, middle, and lower

Two lobes: upper and lower

Base more concave by liver compression

Base less concave

Hilum: 2bronchi, 2pulmonary arteries, and 2 pulmonary veins

Hilum: one bronchus, 2pulmonary arteries, and 2 pulmonary veins
 

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