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Medical Term:

bare area of pericardium

Definition

left portion of the sternocostal aspect of the pericardium, which is not overlapped by parietal pleura (left pleural sac) or lung due to their cardiac notches; consequently this is a favorable site for pericardial puncture (for pericardiocentesis).

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