Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures

Esophageal plexus; pulmonary plexus; left recurrent laryngeal nerve

Image #129-3

KEYWORDS: Esophagus, Lung, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature.

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Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures
Esophageal plexus; pulmonary plexus; left recurrent laryngeal nerve
The trachea and bronchi have been elevated. The aortic arch has been cut across and turned somewhat to the left to expose branches of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve.
1 . Brachial plexus
2 . Brachiocephalic trunk
3 . Vagus nerve right
4 . Tracheal and esophageal branches of recurrent laryngeal nerve
5 . Main bronchi
6 . Esophagus
7 . Esophageal plexus
8 . Trachea
9 . Longus colli muscle
10 . Stellate ganglion
11 . Sympathetic trunk
12 . Communication between stellate ganglion and recurrent laryngeal nerve
13 . Left recurrent laryngeal nerve
14 . Left vagus nerve
15 . Aortic arch (cut across)
16 . Bronchial branch of aorta
17 . Esophageal branch of aorta
18 . Thoracic aorta
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