Flashcards in Anterior mediastinum (dave's notes) Deck (9):
Describe the anterior mediastinum
Little more than a potential space, continuous with the superior mediastinum
What is found in the anterior mediastinum?
Describe the thymus
A bilobed organ, more prominent in children
What are the anterior relationships of the thymus?
the pre-tracheal fascia, sternohyoid, manubrium, and upper part of the body of the sternum
What overlaps the lobes of the thymus?
Slightly overlapped by the pleura
What is the lymphatic drainage of the thymus?
To parasternal, tracheobronchial and brachiocephalic nodes
What is the blood supply of the thymus?
The inferior thyroid artery and the internal thoracic artery
What is the nerve supply to the thymus?
By vascular sympathetic fibres.