Cardiophrenic angle | definition of cardiophrenic angle by Medical dictionary
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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.
The medial inferior corner of the pulmonary cavity bordered by the heart and diaphragm.
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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.
Their most common location is the right anterior cardiophrenic angle
. This is a report of a case who underwent mediastinoscopy for a 3x4 cm coelomic pericardial cyst with an atypical location in the paratracheal area.