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Medical Term:

suprapleural membrane


the thickened portion of endothoracic fascia extending over the cupola of the pleura and reinforcing it; it attaches to the inner border of the first rib and to the transverse process of the seventh cervical vertebra.

Synonym(s): membrana suprapleuralisTA, Sibson aponeurosis, Sibson fascia

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