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Flashcards in Anterior mediastinum (dave's notes) Deck (9):
1

Describe the anterior mediastinum

Little more than a potential space, continuous with the superior mediastinum

2

What is found in the anterior mediastinum?

The thymus

3

Describe the thymus

A bilobed organ, more prominent in children

4

What are the anterior relationships of the thymus?

the pre-tracheal fascia, sternohyoid, manubrium, and upper part of the body of the sternum

5

What overlaps the lobes of the thymus?

Slightly overlapped by the pleura

6

What is the lymphatic drainage of the thymus?

To parasternal, tracheobronchial and brachiocephalic nodes

7

What is the blood supply of the thymus?

The inferior thyroid artery and the internal thoracic artery

8

What is the nerve supply to the thymus?

By vascular sympathetic fibres.

9

What does the thymus develop from ?

From the endoderm of the ventral part of the third and ?fourth branchial pouches with ectoderm from the associated clefts.