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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. **thymus (may not be evident in cadaver)
    also
    -fat
    -connective tissue
    -lymph nodes
    -branches of internal thoracic vessels
    -sternopericardial ligaments
  4. *sac surrounding heart and roots of great vessels
    1. fibrous pericardium
    2. Serous pericardium

4 True/False questions

  1. How is the heart oriented in the body? (anterior surface, diaphragmatic, L/R pulmonary, base)**thymus (may not be evident in cadaver)
    also
    -fat
    -connective tissue
    -lymph nodes
    -branches of internal thoracic vessels
    -sternopericardial ligaments

          

  2. What is the fibrous 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

          

  3. Where is the coronary sulcus?It separates the atria and ventricles

          

  4. What are the subdivisions of the inferior mediastinum?1. anterior: area anterior to pericardial sac and posterior to sternum
    2. middle: centrally located in thoracic cavity (contains heart)
    3. Posterior

          

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