Cardiac impression on lung

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Cardiac impression on lung
Mediastinal surface of right lung.
Mediastinal surface of left lung.
Latin impressio cardiaca pulmonis
Gray's p.1095

The mediastinal surface of the lung presents a deep concavity, the cardiac impression, which accommodates the pericardium; this is larger and deeper on the left lung than on the right lung, on account of the heart projecting farther to the left than to the right side of the median plane.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.