vertebrocostal trigone


A triangular area in the diaphragm near the lateral arcuate ligament, devoid of muscle fibers, and covered by pleura above and by peritoneum below.

Nearby words

  1. vertebrectomy,
  2. vertebro-,
  3. vertebroarterial foramen,
  4. vertebrochondral,
  5. vertebrocostal,
  6. vertebrosternal,
  7. vertex,
  8. vertex presentation,
  9. vertical,
  10. vertical angle

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