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Related to pulmonary ligament: Costodiaphragmatic recess
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During this procedure, nodules from the upper lobe, the posteriorly situated segment of the left lower lobe, and the inferior pulmonary ligament were removed.
The tumor was intramural in the esophagus and was adherent to both the diaphragm at the hiatus and the left lower pulmonary lobe at the inferior pulmonary ligament. A complete resection required near-total esophagectomy with en bloc limited resection of the adherent diaphragm and lung parenchyma.
These vessels usually enter the lung at the level of pulmonary hilum or at the level of inferior pulmonary ligaments. The venous drainage is normal and accomplished by inferior pulmonary vein draining into the left atrium.

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