Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures

Superior mediastinum.

Image #128-3

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

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Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures
Superior mediastinum.
The view is from the right side. The pleura (6) has been cut away to display the vagus nerve (12) and the lymphatic structures (16, 18) along the trachea. The right lung has been dissected.
1 . Subclavian artery
2 . Rib I
3 . Cupula pleurae
4 . Apex of lung
5 . Sympathetic trunk (covered by pleura)
6 . Mediastinal pleura (cut edge)
7 . Cardiac branch vagus nerve
8 . Trachea
9 . Azygos vein
10 . Apical segmental bronchus
11 . Upper pointer: Filament of pulmonary plexus Lower pointer: Right pulmonary artery
12 . Vagus nerve right
13 . Common carotid artery
14 . Recurrent laryngeal nerve
15 . Brachiocephalic trunk
16 . Lymph vessel
17 . Right brachiocephalic vein
18 . Tracheal lymph nodes
19 . Superior vena cava
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