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Caval opening

Other Terms: Caval opening of diaphragm, Vena caval aperture, Foramen venae cavae, Foramen de la veine cave

Description

The aperture for the inferior vena cava is the superiormost opening in the domed diaphragm. It is located at the junction of the right tendinous leaf and the center of the central tendon. The margins of this opening are tendinous and are firmly attached to the outer covering of the inferior vena cava.

Latin

Foramen venae cavae

French

Foramen de la veine cave

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