Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures

Thoracic spine; anterior longitudinal ligament; thoracic sympathetic trunks

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Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures
Thoracic spine; anterior longitudinal ligament; thoracic sympathetic trunks
1 . Middle cervical ganglion (unusually large)
2 . Anterior scalene muscle (cut off)
3 . Brachial plexus
4 . Body of vertebra Th. I (covered by anterior longitudinal ligament)
5 . Right superior intercostal vein (cut off)
6 . Anterior longitudinal ligament (pointer on body of vertebra Th. IV)
7 . Sympathetic trunk
8 . Endothoracic fascia
9 . Intervertebral disc Th. IX-X
10 . Greater splanchnic nerve
11 . Upper pointer: Azygos vein Lower pointer: Inferior vena cava
12 . Longus colli muscle
13 . Stellate ganglion
14 . Middle scalene muscle
15 . Rib I (cut off)
16 . Rib III
17 . Costal pleura
18 . Posterior intercostal artery and vein VII
19 . Intercostal nerve VII
20 . Thoracic aorta