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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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