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Dissection of the thorax

Thorax Anatomy

Dissection: Thorax; Pleura and Superior Mediastinum

Terms mentioned:
ribs, sternum, vertebral column, pectoralis major, pectoralis minor, serratus anterior, external abdominal oblique,
ribs, intercostal muscles, costal cartilages, internal intercostal muscles, external internal costals, sternum, internal intercostal membrane
– lateral aspect of the thoracic cavity, intercostal space,
– intercostal nerve along the lower edge of the rib margin,
– 1st rib, anterior scalene muscle, phrenic nerve, thoracic revion
– carotid sheath, vagus nerve, internal thoracic artery,
– internal jugular vein, subclavian vein, left braciocephalic vein
– internal jugular vein, subclavian vein, right braciocephalic vein
– phrenic nerve, anterior scalene muscle, pericardial sac
– vagus nerve, arch of the aorta
– pleura, parietal pleural, visceral pleura, lung,
– costal pleural (surrounds interior of ribs), cervical pleura (high up in the neck), diaphragmatic pleura (lines diaphragm), mediastinal pleural, mediastinum
– bronchial, pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, hilum of the lung, reflection of the pleura
– diaphragm domed upward, costal mediastinal recess, costodiaphragmatic recess,
– mediastinum, superior mediastinum (1st rib above to sternal angle to 4th thoracic vertebrae), 2nd rib sternal angle, pericardium, aorta, brachiocephalic artery, sternoclavicular joint, common carotid, subclavian artery; left side common carotid, left subclavian artery
– right brachiocephalic vein, left brachiocephalic vein, brachiocephalic artery
– left brachiocephalic, right brachiocephalic, internal thoracic vein, superior vena cava
– left neck, vagus nerve, continues downward, around arch of aorta, continues to abdomen, branch coming off it , main course of vagus, recurrent laryngeal nerve, branch from vagus nerve, trachea, esophagus, muscles of larynx, esophagus
– sternal angle, arch of aorta, birfucation into right and left bronchi


Categorised as: Thorax Anatomy, Thorax Dissection

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