Flashcards in Thorax 11 - Anatomy of the Thorax Wall Deck (8)
Where does the sternal angle of louis lie?
Opposite T4/5 and next to the 2nd cc's
What can trauma to the subclavian artery cause?
Possible thrombi-emboli to the forearm
--> painful ischaemia snd pallor of the forearm
What can compression of the lower trunk of the brachial plexus cause?
Weakness of the small muscles of the hand and sensory disturbance to medial forearm (T8) and the arm (C8)
With regard to the vertebra, where does a typical rib articulate posteriorly?
Superior costal facet of the same numbered vertebra and inferior costal facet of the vertebra above
What type of facets do ribs 1 - 7 have and what sort of movement does this allow for?
Curved facets allowing for rotatory movements
What type of facets do ribs 8, 9 and 10 have and what sort of movement does this allow for?
Flat facets allowing for gliding movements
The intercostal neuromuscular bundle contains the nerve, the vein and the artery. In which order do these lie, from superior to inferior?