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Arkh Anat Gistol Embriol. 1987 Jun;92(6):36-40.

[Age and features of the skeletotopy of the roots of the lungs of newborn infants and children].

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Abstract

In 186 roentgenograms of frontal projections, obtained in children from birth up to 7 years of age, made according to the vital indications (but without any pathology in the thoracic organs), and in 63 isolated preparation of lungs, skeletotopy and size of the lung roots have been studied. The skeletopic difference between superior and inferior margins of the roots near the medial surface of the lung in the newborns during the first day of life has been stated to make in the projection to the frontal thoracic wall 2 ribs, or 2 vertebrae (to the posterior wall), and to the end of the first month of life-3 ribs, or 3 vertebrae, respectively; during the first year-2.5 ribs, or 2 vertebrae, in children of 1-7 years of age-2 ribs, or 2 vertebrae, respectively. The projection borders of the lung roots from birth up to 7 years of age are noted to change in time and with various intensity.

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