The lung root on the left is ensheathed by the pulmonary ligament which hangs inferiorly. The relations of the root to landmarks on the surface of the lung is described in the submenu on the mediastinal surface.
The left-sided lung root is approximately triangular in shape with the apex pointing posteroinferiorly. It is roughly central within the mediastinal surface. The relations of structures within the root are:
Last reviewed 01/2018