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  1. -pass through pericardium to diaphragm
    -pass over root of lungs
    Innervate:
    -mediastinal pleura
    -fibrous pericardium
    -diaphragm
  2. *transverse plane extending back from the sternal angle to the intervertebral disc btw. T4 and T5
    *Separates mediastinum into superior and inferior compartments
  3. -tough connective tissue layer that defines the boundaries of the middle mediastinum
    -cone shaped bag, attached to diaphragm at base, continuous with adventitia of great vessels at apex
  4. *areas of continuity between the parietal and visceral serous pericardium around great vessels, creat reflections of serous pericardium
    1. Transverse pericardial sinus: separates aorta and pulmonary artery from the superior vena cava
    2. oblique pericardial sinus: formed by reflection of serous pericardium onto pulmonary veins

4 True/False questions

  1. What are the subdivisions of the inferior mediastinum?**thymus (may not be evident in cadaver)
    also
    -fat
    -connective tissue
    -lymph nodes
    -branches of internal thoracic vessels
    -sternopericardial ligaments

          

  2. What are the major structures of the anterior mediastinum?**thymus (may not be evident in cadaver)
    also
    -fat
    -connective tissue
    -lymph nodes
    -branches of internal thoracic vessels
    -sternopericardial ligaments

          

  3. What is the pericardium and what are its components?*sac surrounding heart and roots of great vessels
    1. fibrous pericardium
    2. Serous pericardium

          

  4. What is the serous pericardium?-tough connective tissue layer that defines the boundaries of the middle mediastinum
    -cone shaped bag, attached to diaphragm at base, continuous with adventitia of great vessels at apex

          

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