Superior aortic recess

The superior aortic recess is a space within the pericardium, which arises from the pericardial transverse sinus and surrounds the root of the ascending aorta.

Its components are:

  • anterior superior aortic recess
  • right superior aortic recess
  • posterior superior aortic recess
Thoracic anatomy
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rID: 47077
System: Cardiac
Section: Anatomy
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