Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of lungs in situ

Larynx, trachea, main bronchi and lungs

Image #123-5

KEYWORDS: Left lung, Lung, Mediastinum, Right lung.

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Dissection of lungs in situ
Larynx, trachea, main bronchi and lungs
The anterior part of the thoracic wall has been removed. The neck and mediastinum have been dissected to display the major cervical and thoracic parts of the respiratory system. Reference should be made to views 116-ff. for earlier phases of the dissection of this specimen.
1 . Mandible
2 . Digastric muscle
3 . Hyoid bone (covered by fibrous tissue)
4 . Submandibular gland
5 . Sternocleidomastoid muscle (cut off)
6 . Larynx
7 . Sympathetic trunk
8 . Phrenic nerve right
9 . Right vagus nerve
10 . Recurrent laryngeal nerve (subclavian artery cut off to reveal loop formed by this nerve below artery)
11 . Apex of lung (lying within cupula pleurae)
12 . Trachea
13 . Upper lobe right lung
14 . Azygos vein (cut off at point of entrance into superior vena cava)
15 . Right main bronchus
16 . Right pulmonary artery
17 . Esophagus
18 . Right pulmonary veins
19 . Middle lobe right lung
20 . Inferior vena cava (cut off at entrance into right atrium)
21 . Diaphragm
22 . Common carotid artery
23 . Internal jugular vein
24 . Middle scalene muscle
25 . Anterior scalene muscle
26 . Brachial plexus (cut off)
27 . Subclavian artery
28 . Phrenic nerve left
29 . Vagus nerve left
30 . Recurrent laryngeal nerve
31 . Aortic arch (cut off)
32 . Upper lobe left lung
33 . Left main bronchus
34 . Pulmonary trunk (cut off)
35 . Left superior pulmonary vein
36 . Thoracic aorta
37 . Left inferior pulmonary vein (at entrance into left atrium)
38 . Pericardium
39 . Lower lobe left lung
40 . Sternum
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