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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures

Esophagus

Image #128-7

KEYWORDS: Esophagus, Mediastinum.

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Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures
Esophagus
The esophagus has been exposed by removing the trachea, the right pulmonary artery and part of the pericardium from the specimen shown previously.
1 . Chin
2 . Mandible
3 . Digastric muscle
4 . Larynx
5 . Upper pointer: Inferior laryngeal nerve Lower pointer: Trachea (cut off below first tracheal cartilage)
6 . Stellate ganglion
7 . Upper pointer: Right vagus nerve Lower pointer: Recurrent laryngeal nerve right (note esophageal branches)
8 . Anterior scalene muscle
9 . Longus colli muscle
10 . Esophagus
11 . Right lung
12 . Azygos vein
13 . Right main bronchus
14 . Right pulmonary artery
15 . Right pulmonary veins
16 . Inferior vena cava
17 . Diaphragm
18 . Upper pointer: Common carotid artery Lower pointer: Internal jugular vein
19 . Vagus nerve left
20 . Phrenic nerve left
21 . Sympathetic trunk
22 . Recurrent laryngeal nerve
23 . Brachial plexus
24 . Left subclavian artery
25 . Rib I
26 . Lung left
27 . Upper pointer: Aortic arch Lower pointer: Ligamentum arteriosum (cut off)
28 . Left main bronchus
29 . Left pulmonary artery
30 . Left pulmonary veins
31 . Thoracic aorta
32 . Filament of esophageal plexus
33 . Pericardium
34 . Sternum