precardial

precardial

pertaining to the precardium.
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Multiple injection marks over the precardial region, defibrillatory marks simulating ring like contusions, extravastions of blood in the soft tissues of chest due to external cardiac massage and in one case fracture of the left side ribs over pre cardiac area with minimal contusions at fracture sites were noted.
Under normal circumstances, the anterior connection disappears so that the facial vein continues to drain via the common facial vein into the precardial vein (adult internal jugular vein), whereas the posterior connection persists, so that the retromandibular vein drains into the external jugular vein.