Document Type : Original Article
1 Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.
2 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.
Objectives- to provide a reference anatomy of the bronchial tree of the Jebeer Gazelle by using computed tomographic modality.
Design- Experimental study.
Animals- Three female Jebeer Gazelle
Procedures- Spiral CT images were taken from the thoracic region perpendicular to long axis of the body. CT windows were adjusted as necessary to have optimized images of pulmonary organ. The images were studied serially and compared anatomically with two dissected goat and sheep.
Results- Trachea, lobar and some segmental bronchi were identified and labeled according to thoracic vertebrae as landmarks
Conclusions and clinical relevance- The results of this study can help better understanding of the lung and bronchial tree in a live animal. Keywords: Jebeer, Gazelle, Anatomy, Computed Tomography, Bronchial tree, Lung