cardiophrenic

cardiophrenic

pertaining to the heart and diaphragm.

cardiophrenic angle
viewed on radiographs as the angle formed by shadows of the diaphragm and the heart. Alterations may be used to assess changes in the size and position of the heart.
cardiophrenic ligament
see phrenicocardial ligament.
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On plain chest radiograph, there was obliteration of left cardiophrenic angle with homogenous opacity in left lower and middle zone with obliteration of left cardiac and diaphragmatic silhouette suggestive of massive pleural effusion.
They occur most commonly in the right greater than left cardiophrenic angles and rarely in the anterior mediastinum.
A chest X-ray revealed smoothly marginated opacity in the region of the right cardiophrenic angle that partially enclosing the right border of the heart (Fig.
Chest X-ray showed nodular opacity in left upper zone likely to be an old solidified granuloma and the rest of lung fields were clear but blunting of left cardiophrenic angle was noted which later showed on ultrasonography to be pleural thickening.
On routine chest radiography, the hernia usually appears as a rounded mass in the right cardiophrenic angle, adjacent to the anterior portion of the chest wall.
The chest X-ray revealed right upper lobe consolidation and additionally patchy opacities in peri-hilar and pericardiac areas, and the cardiophrenic angle of right lung and in the left upper lobe (Fig.
The term cardiophrenic angles is sometimes used to describe the area where the heart's border comes in contact with the diaphragm.
Diagnosis is often suspected based on the incidental findings of a right-sided, rounded, cardiophrenic mass.
c) Rib anomalies = 7, Spina bifida = 3, Spinal deformity = 2, Old fracture = 4, Right sided aortic arch = 1, calcification of aortic knuckle = 1, prominent cardiophrenic fat pad = 1, unfolding of aorta = 1.