Paravertebral gutter | definition of paravertebral gutter by Medical dictionary
pulmonary groove (redirected from paravertebral gutter)
pulmonary groove [TA]
the deep vertical recess formed on either side of the thoracic cage by the posterior curvature of the ribs and containing the posterior portions of the lung.
a depression on each side of the vertebral bodies that accommodates the posterior part of the lung.
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0 cm in the right paravertebral gutter at D4-D5 level (Fig 1b).
5 cm in the right paravertebral gutter adjacent to esophagus with attachment to the serosal layer of esophagus.
Thoracic zygapophysial joints lie on the floor of the thoracic paravertebral gutter
, overlaid by a series of dorsal muscles.