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Medical Term:

aortic impression of left lung


a broad deep groove on the medial aspect of the left lung above and behind the hilum receiving the arch of the aorta and the thoracic aorta.

Synonym(s): aortic sulcus, impressio aortica pulmonis sinistri, sulcus aorticus

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