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Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures

Esophagus and esophageal plexus, anterior view of lower part

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Dissection of mediastinum and paravertebral structures
Esophagus and esophageal plexus, anterior view of lower part
1 . Left main bronchus
2 . Inferior tracheobronchial lymph node
3 . Right principal bronchus
4 . Esophageal plexus right vagus nerve
5 . Costal pleura (pointer on ninth intercostal artery)
6 . Esophagus
7 . Inferior vena cava
8 . Right phrenic nerve
9 . Phrenic lymph node
10 . Pericardium
11 . Central tendon of diaphragm
12 . Left vagus nerve
13 . Esophageal branch of aorta
14 . Thoracic aorta
15 . Posterior mediastinal lymph node
16 . Pulmonary ligament (cut edge of pleura)
17 . Phrenicoesophageal membrane
18 . Lymph vessel
19 . Margin of esophageal hiatus