Posterior pericardial recess

Last revised by Daniel MacManus on 17 Jan 2022

The posterior pericardial recess is one of the pericardial recesses forming a small space within the pericardium. It arises from the superior margin of the oblique pericardial sinus, posterior to the right pulmonary artery and medial to the bronchus intermedius.

It may mimic mediastinal lymphadenopathy or a bronchogenic cyst.

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