Posterior interventricular sulcus

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Posterior interventricular sulcus
Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart. (Posterior interventricular sulcus visible at lower left, where the middle cardiac vein is labeled.)
Latin Sulcus interventricularis posterior
TA A12.1.00.010
FMA 7178
Anatomical terminology

The posterior interventricular sulcus or posterior longitudinal sulcus is one of the two grooves that separates the ventricles of the heart and is on the diaphragmatic surface of the heart near the right margin. The other groove is the anterior longitudinal sulcus, situated on the sternocostal surface of the heart, close to its left margin.

In it runs the posterior interventricular artery and middle cardiac vein.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 527 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links[edit]

  • thoraxlesson4 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)