Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures

Superior mediastinum.

Image #127-5

KEYWORDS: Lymphatics, Mediastinum, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature.

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Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures
Superior mediastinum.
The aortic arch has been elevated and the pulmonary arteries have been retracted downward.
1 . Transverse scapular artery
2 . Anterior scalene muscle
3 . Recurrent laryngeal nerve
4 . Right vagus nerve
5 . Brachiocephalic trunk
6 . Superior tracheobronchial lymph nodes
7 . Cardiac plexus
8 . Azygos vein (cut off)
9 . Right main bronchus (note filaments of pulmonary plexus along bronchus)
10 . Bronchus of upper right lobe
11 . Inferior tracheobronchial lymph node
12 . Common carotid artery
13 . Trachea
14 . Esophagus
15 . Vertebral artery
16 . Stellate ganglion
17 . Cervical nerve VIII
18 . Subclavian artery
19 . Cupula pleurae
20 . Left common carotid artery
21 . Aortic arch (elevated)
22 . Vagus nerve left
23 . Tracheal bifurcation
24 . Upper pointer: Superior tracheobronchial lymph nodes Lower pointer: Ligamentum arteriosum
25 . Left main bronchus
26 . Pulmonary trunk (retracted downward)
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