parietal pericardium

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Noun1.parietal pericardium - the tough outermost layer of the pericardium that is attached to the diaphragm and the sternum
pericardium - a serous membrane with two layers that surrounds the heart
serosa, serous membrane - a thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body; has two layers with a space between that is filled with serous fluid
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The parietal and visceral pleura and parietal pericardium were enlarged and covered diffusely with large amounts of a yellowish fibrillary material (fibrin) (Figure 1A).
(1) The former is reflected from the heart along the great vessels and onto the parietal pericardium. At these reflections and between the great vessels, recesses or sinuses are formed within the pericardial space.
On CT, patients with pericarditis will usually have a varying amount of pericardial fluid as well as thickening and enhancement of the visceral and parietal pericardium (Figure 6).