costophrenic angle

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costophrenic angle

the angle between the costal and diaphragmatic parietal pleura as they meet at the costodiaphragmatic line of pleura reflection. Used as a synonym in radiology to identify the costodiaphragmatic recess.
See also: costodiaphragmatic recess.

costophrenic (CP) angle

[-fren′ik]
Etymology: L, costa + phrenicus, diaphragm
the angle between the diaphragm and the chest wall at the bottom of the lung.

cos·to·phren·ic an·gle

(kos'tō-fren'ik ang'gĕl)
The angle between the costal and diaphragmatic parietal pleura as they meet at the costodiaphragmatic line of pleura reflection. Used as a synonym in radiology to identify the costodiaphragmatic recess.

costophrenic

pertaining to the ribs and diaphragm.

costophrenic angle
in radiographs, the angle between the ribs and the diaphragm. Details may be blurred by the presence of fluid in the pleural cavity.
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Chest radiograph showed bilateral nonhomogenous opacity predominantly in mid and lower zones that were clearly depicted as reticular and nodular shadows with some cystic shadows in upper zones in the scanogram and homogeneous opacification of the right costophrenic angle suggestive of pleural effusion [Figure 1].
Chest X ray showed in-homogenous opacities in the right upper lobe, linear fibrotic opacities in the right middle lobe and blunting of right costophrenic angle (Figure 3).
Preliminary routine investigations were normal and the patient underwent chest radiograph, posteroanterior view in erect position, which revealed blunted right costophrenic angle with elevated right hemidiaphragm.
This is seen on the lateral view with rounding of the costovertebral angle as well as on the frontal view with the disappearance of the right costophrenic angle.
Pericardial cysts are rare benign structures, most frequently located in the right costophrenic angle.
X-Ray Chest was normal except obliteration of right costophrenic angle.
Chest X-ray postero-anterior view showed homogeneous round opacity in right lower zone with blunting of right costophrenic angles (Fig.