Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures

Bronchial and esophageal arteries viewed from left side

Image #127-7

KEYWORDS: Bones joints cartilage, Left lung, Lung, Lymphatics, Mediastinum, Right lung, Vasculature, Vertebral column.

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Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures
Bronchial and esophageal arteries viewed from left side
The tracheobronchial tree has been retracted anteriorly in order to stretch the bronchial arteries (15). Delicate lymphatic tissue (19) has been partially preserved in the intercostal spaces and along the vertebral bodies.
1 . Aortic arch
2 . Trachea
3 . Left main bronchus
4 . Bronchial branch of vagus nerve
5 . Left upper lobe bronchus
6 . Bronchopulmonary lymph node (partially removed)
7 . Left lower lobe bronchus
8 . Inferior tracheobronchial lymph node
9 . Thoracic duct (dark amber color)
10 . Esophagus
11 . Lymph vessel
12 . Left vagus nerve
13 . Recurrent laryngeal nerve
14 . Ligamentum arteriosum (cut off)
15 . Upper and middle pointers: Bronchial branches thoracic aorta Lower pointer: Esophageal branch thoracic aorta
16 . Rib V
17 . Sympathetic trunk
18 . Intercostal nerve V
19 . Upper pointer: Intercostal lymph node Lower pointer: Lymph vessel (a considerable plexus of lymphatic vessels is visible along the sides of the vertebrae and heads of ribs and in the intercostal spaces. Only in this area of the drawing is this plexus included and labeled.)
20 . Thoracic ganglion
21 . Endothoracic fascia
22 . Intercostal artery VI
23 . Accessory hemiazygos vein
24 . Esophageal branch of sympathetic trunk
25 . Thoracic aorta
26 . Costal pleura
27 . Pulmonary ligament (cut)
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