pulmonary groove

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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.

pulmonary groove

a depression on each side of the vertebral bodies that accommodates the posterior part of the lung.
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Thoracic zygapophysial joints lie on the floor of the thoracic paravertebral gutter, overlaid by a series of dorsal muscles.
More intimately associated with the paravertebral gutter are the short and long rotatores, overlaid by multifidus, semispinalis cervicis and semispinalis thoracis (Hollinshead 1969).