Bronchus intermedius

Last revised by Dr Michael Sharpless on 06 Jul 2017

The bronchus intermedius is one of the two bronchi which the right main bronchus bifurcates into, the other being the right upper lobe bronchus.

The bronchus intermedius runs distal to the right upper lobe bifurcation and follows the trajectory of the right main bronchus 1. Its measures approximately 2.5 cm in length and eventually bifurcates into the right middle lobe and right lower lobe bronchi within the hilum 2.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: right sided bronchi
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  • Figure 2: cardiac bronchus
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