Postcaval recess

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 02 Aug 2021

The postcaval recess is one of the pericardial recesses forming a small space within the pericardium, which arises from the transverse pericardial sinus. It is located posterior to the superior vena cava and superior to the right superior pulmonary vein.

It may mimic mediastinal lymphadenopathy or a bronchogenic cyst.

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