Dissection of anterior and lateral regions of neck

Relations of cupula of pleura, left anterolateral view

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Dissection of anterior and lateral regions of neck
Relations of cupula of pleura, left anterolateral view
A portion of the left innominate vein has been resected. Fascia which covered the pleura (24) has been removed.
1 . Thyroid cartilage
2 . Vagus nerve (X)
3 . Inferior thyroid artery
4 . Cricothyroid muscle(partially resected)
5 . Esophagus
6 . Upper pointer: Vertebral artery Lower pointer: Inferior cervical ganglion
7 . Trachea
8 . Isthmus of thyroid gland
9 . Inferior thyroid vein
10 . Thoracic duct (cut across and reflected anteriorly)
11 . Sternothyroid muscle (cut across)
12 . Common carotid artery left
13 . Upper pointer: Pretracheal lymph node Lower pointer: Suprasternal lymph node
14 . Thymus
15 . Cervical nerve VI
16 . Middle cervical ganglion
17 . (Gray) rami communicantes (to cervical nerve VII, VIII)
18 . Phrenic nerve
19 . Vertebral vein
20 . Transverse superficial artery
21 . Thyrocervical trunk
22 . Subclavian artery
23 . Anterior scalene muscle (cut across)
24 . Cupula pleurae
25 . Internal thoracic (mammary) artery
26 . Brachiocephalic vein left (cut off)