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Costal surface of lung

Costal surface of lung
Front view of heart and lungs.
Latin facies costalis pulmonis
Gray's subject #240 1094

The costal surface of the lung (external or thoracic surface) is smooth, convex, of considerable extent, and corresponds to the form of the cavity of the chest, being deeper behind than in front.

It is in contact with the costal pleura, and presents, in specimens which have been hardened in situ, slight grooves corresponding with the overlying ribs.

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