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MEDIASTINUM-DIVISIONS

1. Superior mediastinum - b/w the first rib and the transthoracic plane of Ludwig (passing through the angle of Louis + inferior endplate of T4).

2. Inferior mediastinum - b/w the transthoracic plane of Ludwig (passing through the angle of Louis + inferior endplate of T4) and the diaphragm. Subdivided into anterior, middle and posterior mediastina.

3. Anterior mediastinum - the part in front of the pericardium, in the inferior mediastinum.

4. Middle mediastinum - the part contained within the pericardium, in the inferior mediastinum.

5. Posterior mediastinum - the part behind the pericardium, in the inferior mediastinum.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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