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why do we have right or left lower lobe infiltrate,right or

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why do we have right or left lower lobe infiltrate,right or left pleural effusion .how is it that only half of the lung gets affected .
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Tiwari replied 7 years ago.
Our lung is not a single entity .The right lung is divided in three segments & left lung is divided in two segments.Each part does have its own blood supply & draining channel which summits in main artery & nerves.
In the initial stages the effusion does try to rest in lower part due to effect of gravity but it is not nesecessary.With spread of disease it does spread in whole lung.

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