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Laboratory 19. Pleural Cavities and Lungs
Step 4. The Costodiaphragmatic Recess

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The portion of the parietal pleura adjacent to the diaphragm [cross-section] is called diaphragmatic pleura. Identify the sickle-shaped costodiaphragmatic recess along the line of reflection between the costal pleura and diaphragmatic pleura. Use your fingers or a probe to define the extent of the right costodiaphragmatic recess and left costodiaphragmatic recess.

Links and References:
Grant's: 1.23, 1.25
Netter: 184, 185, 186
Rohen/Yokochi: 228, 232