Costodiaphragmatic recess

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Costodiaphragmatic recess
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Front view of thorax, showing the relations of the pleuræ and lungs to the chest wall. Pleura in blue; lungs in purple.
Latin recessus costodiaphragmaticus
Dorlands/Elsevier r_05/12696578

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Overview

In the pleural cavity, the costodiaphragmatic recess is a potential space at the posteriormost tips of the cavity, located at the junction of the costal pleura and diaphragmatic pleura.

The lungs expand into this recess during forced inspiration.

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