Visualization of the pathway into the retrocrural space by penetrating the diaphragm.
(A) A 89-year-old woman with recurrent acute pancreatitis. The CT image manifests Route 13, in which the pancreatic fluid extends from the left perirenal space to the retrocrural space via the narrow space on the left diaphragm (white arrow). (B) The axial CVH5 image illustrates the potential pathway of Route 13 from the left perirenal space to the retrocrural space through the narrow space between the left costal diaphragm and left crural diaphragm. A: crural diaphragm, B: costal diaphragm, C: retromesenteric plane.