pulmonary groove

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pulmonary groove

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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.
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Two more hypodense cystic lesions were noted, one inferior to the distal body of pancreas measuring 2.2x1.6 cm and the other in posterior mediastinum measuring 1.9x2.0 cm in the right paravertebral gutter at D4-D5 level (Fig 1b).
An elective thoracotomy was planned at seven months of age for removal of the intrathoracic cyst measuring 2x1.5 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.
These joints contribute to the floor of the 'paravertebral gutter', the region between the spinous and transverse processes (Clemente 2006, Moore et al 2006, Rosse et al 1997, Standring 2005) (Figure 1).