Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Respiratory system > Lungs > Groove for descending aorta



On the left lung, behind the hilus and pulmonary ligament is a vertical furrow produced by the descending aorta (Groove for descending aorta), and in front of this, near the base of the lung, the lower part of the esophagus causes a shallow impression (Area for esophagus

This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from


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