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subphrenic space


Definition: the recesses in the peritoneal cavity between the anterior part of the liver and the diaphragm, separated into right and left by the falciform ligament.

Synonym(s): recessus subphrenicusTA, subphrenic recesses, suprahepatic spaces

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