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1

•The _________ are positioned _____to the internal intercostal muscles

intercostal nerves, arteries and veins

deep 

2

The internal thoracic artery is positioned _______ to the first six costal cartilages. 

posterior (deep) 

3

•The left phrenic nerve passes ______ to the root of the left lung.

anterior

4

•The left phrenic nerve is positioned ____to the pericardial sac. 

lateral 

5

•The left phrenic nerve passes _____to the ascending aorta. 

lateral 

6

•The right phrenic nerve is positioned______to the superior vena cava. 

 lateral 

7

•The right phrenic nerve is positioned _____ to the pericardial sac

lateral

8

•The right phrenic nerve passes ____ to the root of the right lung. 

anterior

9

•The arch of the aorta passes _____ to the pulmonary trunk.

superior

10

•The left vagus nerve passes directly _____to the arch of the aorta. 

lateral 

11

•The left recurrent laryngeal nerve passes ______to the ligamentum arteriosum. 

posterior 

12

•The left recurrent laryngeal nerve passes directly_____ to the arch of the aorta. 

 inferior

13

•The left vagus nerve passes_____to the left main bronchus. 

 posterior 

14

•The right vagus nerve is positioned _____to the trachea. 

lateral 

15

•The right vagus nerve passes _____to the arch of the azygos vein and _____to the right main bronchus. 

medial , posterior 

16

•The superior vena cava is positioned ______ to the ascending aorta. 

lateral (right)

17

•The azygos vein (arch) passes _______to the right main bronchus. 

superior 

18

•The transverse pericardial sinus is positioned ____to the ascending aorta and the pulmonary trunk. 

posterior 

19

•The esophagus is positioned _____to the trachea.

posterior 

20

•The esophagus passes ______to the left main bronchus. 

posterior 

Superior Mediastinum (veins)

21

•The descending (thoracic) aorta passes _____to the left main bronchus. 

posterior 

 

22

•At the hilum of the left lung, the pulmonary artery is positioned _____to the main bronchus.

superior 

23

•At the hilum of the left lung, the pulmonary veins are positioned ______ and ______to the main bronchus. 

anterior, inferior 

24

•At the hilum of the right lung, the pulmonary artery is positioned _____to the main bronchus. 

anterior 

25

•At the hilum of the right lung, the pulmonary veins are positioned ______to the main bronchus. 

anterior 

26

•At the hilum of the right lung, the pulmonary veins are positioned ______and _____to the pulmonary arteries. 

anterior , inferior 

27

•The right posterior intercostal arteries pass ______to the vertebral bodies

anterior 

28

•The intercostal veins, arteries, and nerves are all positioned directly _____to the ribs. 

inferior 

29

•The sympathetic chain is positioned _____to the thoracic vertebral bodies. 

lateral

Intercostal Nerve

 

30

•The descending (thoracic) aorta is positioned _____to the pericardial sac. 

posterior