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the communication between the embryonic pleural and peritoneal cavities.
A tubular space extending ventrally and laterally from the coelom inside each half of the embryo and destined to form the pleural cavity for the lung.Synonym: pericardioperitoneal canal
See also: canal
pertaining to the pleura and peritoneum.
an embryonic, transient canal venting pleural and peritoneal cavities.
herniation of abdominal viscera through a pleuroperitoneal hiatus defect.
pleuroperitoneal hiatus defect
faulty closure of the pleuroperitoneal canals by the embryonic diaphragm.
folds of tissue which extend into the peritoneal cavity of the developing embryo and participate in the separation of the pleural and peritoneal cavities.