cardiophrenic angle

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car·di·o·phren·ic an·gle

the angle between the heart and the diaphragm at either the right or left side of the cardiac projection on imaging (usually the chest x-ray film). The right cardiophrenic angle is normally indistinguishable from the cardiohepatic angle radiographically but may be bridged by the inferior vena cava.

car·di·o·phren·ic an·gle

(kahr'dē-ō-fren'ik ang'gĕl)
The angle between the heart and the diaphragm at either side of the cardiac projection, usually as seen in a posteroanterior chest x-ray.

cardiophrenic angle

The medial inferior corner of the pulmonary cavity bordered by the heart and diaphragm.
See also: angle
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A CECT scan of the abdomen revealed a soft-tissue mass of approximately 4.0 cm x 2.0 cm in front of the right kidney and several soft-tissue masses in the cardiophrenic angle and beneath the diaphragm with a slight enhancement.
Radiographic images of lateral view of reticulum showed unclear diaphragmatic line on the ventral aspect and probable presence of cardiophrenic adhesions, while lateral view of thorax showed mild micro-nodular pattern in caudo-dorsal lung lobes (Fig.
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[3] Scimitar sign describes a curved shadow on chest X-ray, which courses along the right cardiac border toward the right cardiophrenic angle.
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The patient was subjected to a chest x-ray, which showed a large homogenous opacity in the right hemithorax obscuring the right hemidiaphragm, right cardiophrenic angle and right heart border and displacing the mediastinum to the contralateral side (Figure 2).
She underwent a laparoscopic technique, in which myotomy was performed from the gastroesophageal junction approximately 6 cm upward on the lower esophagus and extending approximately 2.5 cm to the stomach after releasing gastrohepatic and cardiophrenic ligaments.
The computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a large loculated pleural effusion with loculated fluid in the anterior mediastinum, a 3 cm mass in the right cardiophrenic angle, a 3 mm right lower lobe lung nodule, and two hypoenhancing lesions in the right hepatic lobe which were too small to be characterized (Figures 2(a) and 2(b)).
There were also findings of bilateral cardiophrenic masses, with the largest measuring 2.1 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm.