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Anterior mediastinum

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Anterior mediastinum

Anterior mediastinum
A transverse section of the thorax, showing the contents of the middle and the posterior mediastinum. The pleural and pericardial cavities are exaggerated since normally there is no space between parietal and visceral pleura and between pericardium and heart.
Latin Mediastinum anterius
Gray's subject #239 1092

The anterior mediastinum exists only on the left side where the left pleura diverges from the mid-sternal line.

It is narrow, above, but widens out a little below.


It is bounded:


It contains:

See also


This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

External links

  • Georgetown University) - "Anterior Mediastinum"
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