Anatomia e segmentação pulmonar de tamanduá-bandeira (Myrmecophaga tridactyla - Linnaeus, 1758) de vida livre
Alternative titleAnatomy and pulmonary segmentation of Free-living Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla-Linnaeus, 1758)
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The study used eight lungs of giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), youth and adults of both sexes, from the Clinical Surgical Care Industry Wildlife (SACCAS), Veterinary Hospital "Dr. Halim Atique "-Unirp, located in the city of Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo. The animals were sent to the Veterinary Anatomy Laboratory, where organs were separated and washed under running waterto remove excess blood, then fixed in 10[%] formalin. After fixation, lungs were dissected to identify the segments. The animals have pulmonary lobations right cranial, middle, caudal and accessory; and the cranial lobe divided into cranial and caudal parts. Pulmonary lobation in the left cranial and caudal form were present in 100[%] of animals. The cranial lobe was evident in 87.5[%], divided into cranial and caudal part, and 12.5[%] with no division. The right lung was shown to be larger than the left lung. Bronchial tree presented the main right and left bronchial tubes that branch into lobar bronchi that give rise to bronquiopulmonares segments. In relation to bronquiopulmonar targeting, 14 (12.5[%]) to 18 right segments (25[%]) and 10 (25[%]) to 30 (12.5[%]) left segments.