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  1. *sac surrounding heart and roots of great vessels
    1. fibrous pericardium
    2. Serous pericardium
  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. *2 layers
    1. parietal: lines inner surface fibrous pericardium
    2. visceral: adheres to heart and forms its outer coating-->epicardium
    *serous pericardium continuous at the roots of the great vessel
    *everywhere else there is a narrow space between them called the pericardial cavity
  4. 1. anterior: area anterior to pericardial sac and posterior to sternum
    2. middle: centrally located in thoracic cavity (contains heart)
    3. Posterior

4 True/False questions

  1. 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

          

  2. What is the fibrous pericardium?*2 layers
    1. parietal: lines inner surface fibrous pericardium
    2. visceral: adheres to heart and forms its outer coating-->epicardium
    *serous pericardium continuous at the roots of the great vessel
    *everywhere else there is a narrow space between them called the pericardial cavity

          

  3. What are the pericardial sinuses?*2 layers
    1. parietal: lines inner surface fibrous pericardium
    2. visceral: adheres to heart and forms its outer coating-->epicardium
    *serous pericardium continuous at the roots of the great vessel
    *everywhere else there is a narrow space between them called the pericardial cavity

          

  4. What vessels return blood to the R atrium?-superior vena cava
    -inferior vena cava
    -coronary sinus (returns venous blood from heart itself)