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Alveolar sacs of the lung, forming lobulations.
A "lobulated" adenocarcinoma of the lung.

A lobulation is an appearance resembling lobules.

For instance, the thyroid gland may become large and lobulated in Hashimoto's thyroiditis.[1]

Fetal lobulation, also known as fetal lobation, of the kidney is evident on scanning. Fetal lobation is a normal stage in the development of the kidney.[2] In the adult a normal anatomic variant is that of persistent fetal lobulation of the kidney that may be mistaken for a tumour.[3]

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  1. ^ Page 56 in: Staecker, Hinrich; Thomas R. Van De Water; Van de Water, Thomas R. (2006). Otolaryngology: basic science and clinical review. Stuttgart: Thieme. ISBN 0-86577-901-5.
  2. ^ Brant, William E.; Helms, Clyde A. (2007). "Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology". Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  3. ^ Nazim, Syed Muhammad; Bangash, Muhibullah; Salam, Basit (24 May 2017). "Persistent fetal lobulation of kidney mimicking renal tumour". BMJ Case Reports. pp. bcr–2017–219856. doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-219856.