costophrenic


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costophrenic (CP),

Involving or denoting the ribs and diaphragm.

costophrenic

(kŏs″tō-frĕn′ĭk) [″ + Gr. phren, diaphragm]
Pert. to the ribs and diaphragm.

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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On the chest x-ray (Figure 1-C); a cavitary lesion was present in the left lung middle zone and right costophrenic sinus was blunted.
99) The perilymphatic distribution, lack of costophrenic angle-sparing, thin walls of the cysts, and monotonous size and shape of the cysts all distinguish LAM from LCH.
Since the posterior costophrenic angle is lower in position in the hemithorax than the lateral costophrenic angle, small pleural effusions typically cause blunting of the posterior costophrenic angle on the lateral chest radiograph before they cause blunting of the lateral costophrenic angle on the PA chest radiograph.
Langerhans-cell histiocytosis is best characterized by preservation of lung volume with reticulonodular opacities in the upper- and middle-lung zones of a smoking patient with sparing of the costophrenic angles.
In the supine position, the mass moved superiorly from the right costophrenic angle (Fig.
A chest radiograph (Figure 1) showed pleural thickening in the region of the costophrenic sulcus, enlargement of the hilar and paratracheal lymph nodes, and a mass in the right upper lobe.
Chest radiography at admission was remarkable only for the presence of minimal blunting of both costophrenic angles.
The postoperative course was complicated by persistent fever and a fluid collection in the left costophrenic angle.
His vital signs were unremarkable during our consultation, and the physical examination was notable for marked hepatomegaly with liver edge palpable approximately 9 cm below the costophrenic angle.
The second bullet had entered the back at the level of the T4 vertebra to the left of midline and was seen lying in the right costophrenic recess on a chest film (Figs.
Decortication of the lower lobe, which had collapsed totally into the posterior costophrenic sinus, was also done, followed by reexpansion.