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The lungs are located under the ribs, and above the liver, the adrenal gland, and the kidneys. The lungs are made up of 2 lobes, a right lobe and left lobe. A hollow tube, the trachea, carries air to the lungs, branching throughout both lobes. Lymph nodes, tiny, bean-shaped organs, are located in the lungs, the center of the chest, and elsewhere in the body. Copyright 2004 American Society of Clinical Oncology. Robert Morreale/Visual Explanations, LLC.
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