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Diaphragmatic surface of spleen

Diaphragmatic surface of spleen
The celiac artery and its branches. (Diaphragmatic surface of spleen visible at center right.)
Latin facies diaphragmatica splenica
Gray's subject #278 1282

The diaphragmatic surface (external or phrenic surface) is convex, smooth, and is directed upward, backward, and to the left, except at its upper end, where it is directed slightly medialward. It is in relation with the under surface of the diaphragm, which separates it from the ninth, tenth, and eleventh ribs of the left side, and the intervening lower border of the left lung and pleura.

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