0 Not a true diaphragmatic opening

MCQ 146

Q. Which of the following is not a true opening in diaphragm ?

a. Vena caval hiatus

b. Esophageal hiatus

c. Aortic hiatus

d. All are true apertures

Answer : C - Aortic hiatus (T12 level)
Aortic hiatus is a gap in between diaphragm and body of T12 vertebra. It is not a true opening within the diaphragm and lies behind it.

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