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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of diaphragm

Diaphragm viewed from above, pleura removed

Image #130-1

KEYWORDS: Diaphragm, Lung, Muscles and tendons, Pericardial sac.

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Dissection of diaphragm
Diaphragm viewed from above, pleura removed
The lungs have been removed and the tracheobronchial tree has been pulled posteriorly to provide an unobstructed view of the diaphragm. A narrow band of pericardium has been preserved along the margin of its diaphragmatic attachment. Lymphatic structures have been dissected on the upper surface of the diaphragm.
1 . Costal pleura
2 . Ascending aorta
3 . Esophagus
4 . Phrenic nerve right
5 . Central tendon of diaphragm
6 . Inferior vena cava
7 . Lymph vessel
8 . Pericardium
9 . Musculophrenic artery
10 . Left main bronchus (retracted)
11 . Rib VII (cut off)
12 . Posterior mediastinal lymph node
13 . Left vagus nerve
14 . Phrenicoesophageal membrane
15 . Phrenic nerve left (cut off)
16 . Musculophrenic artery