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General Anatomy > Respiratory system > Lungs > Anterior border

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The anterior border (margo anterior) is thin and sharp, and overlaps the front of the pericardium.

The anterior border of the right lung is almost vertical, and projects into the costomediastinal sinus; that of the left presents, below, an angular notch, the cardiac notch, in which the pericardium is exposed. Opposite this notch the anterior margin of the left lung is situated some little distance lateral to the line of reflection of the corresponding part of the pleura.


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