Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures

Left first intercostal space; stellate ganglion and connections; costocervical trunk

Image #128-2

KEYWORDS: Mediastinum, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature.

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Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures
Left first intercostal space; stellate ganglion and connections; costocervical trunk
The subclavian artery (10) and the vertebral artery (7) have been pulled forward and slightly downward.
1 . Vagus nerve left
2 . Cervical fascia (prevertebral part)
3 . Esophagus (opened)
4 . Longus colli muscle
5 . Trachea
6 . Stellate ganglion
7 . Vertebral artery
8 . Inferior cervical cardiac nerve
9 . Thyrocervical trunk (cut off)
10 . Left subclavian artery (cut off)
11 . Internal thoracic artery (cut off)
12 . Ansa subclavia
13 . Thoracic duct
14 . Head of rib II
15 . Thoracic cardiac nerve
16 . Middle cervical ganglion
17 . Sympathetic trunk (two strands)
18 . Cervical nerve VII
19 . Ramus communicans
20 . Cervical nerve VIII
21 . Ramus communicans
22 . Inferior trunk brachial plexus
23 . Thoracic nerve I (note intercostal branches)
24 . Thoracic ganglion
25 . Costocervical trunk
26 . Rami communicantes
27 . Sympathetic trunk
28 . Intercostal nerve II
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