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Flashcards in Inferior Mediastinum Deck (10):
1

The inferior mediastinum is divided in which subdivsions?

1) Anterior Mediastinum
2) Middle Mediastinum
3) Posterior Mediastinum

2

What is the general location of the anterior mediastinum?

Anterior to the pericardium and posterior to the sternum

3

What is located in the anterior mediastinum?

1) Thymus
2) Parasternal lymph nodes
3) Sternopericardial ligamnets

4

What is the general location of the middle mediastinum?

Bounded by the pericardial sac

5

What are the contents of the middle mediastinum?

1) Heart
2) Pericardium (both a boundary and a content)
3) Roots of the great vessels
4) Both Main Bronchi
5) Phrenic Nerve

6

What structure is firmly adhered to the posterior surface of the pericardium?

Phrenic Nerve

7

In general, what is the location of the posterior mediastinum?

Posterior to the pericardial sac and anterior to T5-T12 vertebrae

8

Which of the subdivisions of the inferior mediastinum is the largets?

Posterior

9

T/F: Both the trachea and esophagus are located int eh posterior mediastinum?

False: the trachea is not in the posterior mediastinum

10

What structures does the thoracic duct sit between in the mediastinum?

Between the Aorta and Azygos Vein