Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures

Mediastinal contents viewed from left side

Image #126-6

KEYWORDS: Mediastinum, Pericardial sac, Pleura.

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Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures
Mediastinal contents viewed from left side
The pleura has been removed from the left side of the mediastinum and from the paravertebral area. The pericardial cavity has been opened.
1 . Subclavius muscle (cut off)
2 . Left subclavian artery and vein
3 . Thoracic duct
4 . Rib I (periosteum removed)
5 . Internal thoracic artery and vein
6 . Pericardiacophrenic artery
7 . Left brachiocephalic vein (in background)
8 . Aortic arch (covered by fibrous tissue)
9 . Thymus (covered by fascia)
10 . Pulmonary trunk
11 . Left pulmonary veins (filled with red latex)
12 . Phrenic nerve left (band of pericardium preserved along nerve)
13 . Left ventricle
14 . Pericardial cavity
15 . Costal cartilage V
16 . Pericardium (opened)
17 . Longus colli muscle
18 . Intercostal nerve II
19 . Supreme intercostal vein
20 . Upper pointer: Left subclavian artery Lower pointer: Esophagus
21 . Left superior intercostal vein
22 . Vagus nerve left
23 . Posterior intercostal artery IV
24 . Left pulmonary artery (filled with blue latex)
25 . Left main bronchus
26 . Costal pleura
27 . Accessory hemiazygos vein
28 . Thoracic ganglion
29 . Greater splanchnic nerve
30 . Sympathetic trunk
31 . Hemiazygos vein
32 . Thoracic aorta
33 . Diaphragm
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