Medical Definition of Costodiaphragmatic recess

1. The cleftlike extension of the pleural cavity between the diaphragm and the rib cage; pleural effusions collect here when in the upright position, and since the lung only partially enters, this is the site of thoracocentesis. Synonym: recessus costodiaphragmaticus, phrenicocostal sinus. (05 Mar 2000)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Costodiaphragmatic Recess

costoaxillary vein
costocentral
costocervical artery
costocervical trunk
costochondral
costochondral joint
costochondral junction
costochondral syndrome
costochondritis
costoclavicular
costoclavicular ligament
costoclavicular line
costoclavicular syndrome
costocolic ligament
costocoracoid
costodiaphragmatic recess (current term)
costogenic
costoinferior
costomediastinal recess
costomediastinal sinus
costopectoral reflex
costophrenic angle
costophrenic septal lines
costophrenic sulcus
costoscapular
costoscapularis
costosternal
costosternoplasty
costosuperior
costotome

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