transverse pericardial sinus


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Related to transverse pericardial sinus: sinus obliquus pericardii, oblique sinus of pericardium

trans·verse per·i·car·di·al si·nus

[TA]
a passage in the pericardial sac between the origins of the great vessels, that is, posterior to the intrapericardial portions of the pulmonary trunk and ascending aorta and anterior to the superior vena cava and superior to the atria; it is formed as a result of the flexure of the heart tube, partially approximating the great venous and arterial vessels.

trans·verse per·i·car·di·al si·nus

(trans-vĕrs' per'i-kahr'dē-ăl sī'nŭs) [TA]
A passage in the pericardial sac between the origins of the great vessels (i.e., posterior to the intrapericardial portions of the pulmonary trunk and ascending aorta and anterior to the superior vena cava and superior to the atria); it is formed as a result of the flexure of the heart tube, partially approximating the great venous and arterial vessels.
Synonym(s): Theile canal.

Theile,

Friedrich W., German anatomist, 1801-1879.
Theile canal - a passage in the pericardial sac between the origins of the great vessels, formed as a result of the flexure of the heart tube. Synonym(s): transverse pericardial sinus
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Theile muscle - Synonym(s): superficial transverse perineal muscle
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