Postcaval recess

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Dirk Tromp et al.

The postcaval recess is one of the pericardial recesses forming a small space within the pericardium, which arises from the transverse pericardial sinus. It is located posterior to the superior vena cava and superior to the right superior pulmonary vein.

It may mimic mediastinal lymphadenopathy or a bronchogenic cyst.

Anatomy: Thoracic
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Article information

rID: 47078
System: Cardiac
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Post caval recess

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