Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures

Mediastinal pleura viewed from right side

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Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures
Mediastinal pleura viewed from right side
The upper limb has been detached. The right pleural cavity has been opened and the right lung has been excised.
1 . Serratus anterior muscle (upper portion)
2 . Depression formed by vertebral border of scapula
3 . Rib III (cut off)
4 . Cupula pleurae
5 . Azygos vein (covered by mediastinal pleura)
6 . Upper pointer: Bronchus of upper right lobe Lower pointer: Right main bronchus (to middle and lower lobes)
7 . Bronchopulmonary lymph node
8 . Left atrium (right superior pulmonary vein cut off above pointer, right inferior pulmonary vein cut off below pointer)
9 . Right vagus nerve
10 . Esophagus
11 . Pulmonary ligament
12 . Diaphragm
13 . Clavicle
14 . Subclavius muscle
15 . Subclavian artery and vein
16 . Rib I
17 . Pectoralis major muscle (cut off)
18 . Right pulmonary artery
19 . Internal thoracic artery
20 . Costal cartilage III
21 . Line of reflection of mediastinal pleura onto lung
22 . Costomediastinal recess
23 . Right atrium (covered by pericardium and mediastinal pleura)
24 . Transversus thoracis muscle (cut across)
25 . Rectus abdominis muscle