Presentation on theme: "Mediastinum and Heart Sanjaya Adikari Department of Anatomy."— Presentation transcript:
Mediastinum and Heart Sanjaya Adikari Department of Anatomy
Thoracic cavity Thoracic cavity communicates –with the neck through the superior thoracic aperture –with the abdominal cavity through the inferior thoracic aperture (closed by the diaphragm)
What is thoracic outlet syndrome ? Thoracic inlet/ Superior thoracic aperture Inferior thoracic aperture
What are the structures that enter or leave the thoracic cavity?
Mediatinum Mediastinum is the space between the two lungs It is bounded –superiorly by the superior thoracic aperture –inferiorly by diaphragm –anteriorly by the manubrium and sternum –posteriorly by the vertebral column –laterally by the two lungs