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The musculotendinous diaphragm seals the inferior thoracic aperture.

Generally, muscle fibers of the diaphragm arise radially, from the margins of the inferior thoracic aperture, and converge into a large central tendon.

Because of the oblique angle of the inferior thoracic aperture, the posterior attachment of the diaphragm is inferior to the anterior attachment.

The diaphragm is not flat; rather, it "balloons" superiorly, on both the right and left sides, to form domes. The right dome is higher than the left, reaching as far as rib V.

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