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Thorax

Thoracic wall

The thoracic wall is comprised mainly of the ribs, the sternum and the thoracic muscles.
  1. Ribs
    Introduction to the main features of the ribs.
  2. Sternum
    Introduction to the main features of the sternum.
  3. Muscles of the thoracic wall
    Introduction to the muscles of the thoracic cage.
  4. Neurovasculature of the thoracic wall
    Introduction to the arteries, nerves and veins of the thoracic wall.
  5. Neurovasculature of the intercostal space
    Introduction to the arteries, nerves and veins of the intercostal space.

Female breast

The breasts are paired milk-producing organs in the upper ventral sides of the torso. They contain the mammary glands which secrete milk used to feed infants.
  1. Structure of the female breast
    An overview of the structures of the female breast.
  2. Blood vessels of the female breast
    An overview of the arteries and veins of the female breast.
  3. Lymphatics of the female breast
    An overview of the lymph nodes and vessels of the female breast.

Mediastinum

The mediastinum is found in the midline of the thorax and is surrounded by the left and right pleural sacs. Many structures are found within this area.
  1. Borders, divisions and contents of the mediastinum
    Introduction to the anatomy and relations of the mediastinum.
  2. Neurovasculature of the posterior mediastinum
    Introduction to the arteries, veins and nerves of the posterior mediastinum.
  3. Esophagus
    Introduction to the anatomy and neurovascular supply of the esophagus.
  4. Lymphatics of the mediastinum
    Introduction to the lymph nodes and vessels of the mediastinum and thorax.

Lungs

The lungs are two organs found within the chest cavity that are essential to respiration. There are many important structures associated to these organs.
  1. Trachea
    Introduction to the trachea.
  2. Bronchial tree and alveoli
    Introduction to the main structures of the bronchial tree.
  3. Overview of the lungs
    Introduction to the medial and lateral surfaces of the lungs.
  4. Lungs in situ
    Introduction to the anatomical structure of the lungs in situ.
  5. Lymphatics of the lungs
    Introduction to the lymphatic drainage of the lungs.

Heart

The heart is responsible for pumping blood all over your body. It is a vital organ that has a complex structure made of cardiac tissue and embedded vessels.
  1. Heart in situ
    Overview of the heart and its relationship with surrounding structures.
  2. Surface anatomy of the heart
    Overview of the structures seen on the surfaces of the heart.
  3. Right atrium and ventricle
    Overview of the right atrium and ventricle of the heart.
  4. Left atrium and ventricle
    Overview of the left atrium and ventricle of the heart.
  5. Heart valves
    Overview of the heart valves.
  6. Coronary arteries and cardiac veins
    Overview of the coronary arteries and cardiac veins.
  7. Nerves of the heart
    Overview of the autonomic innervation of the heart.
  8. Lymphatics of the heart
    Overview of the lymphatic drainage of the heart.

Diaphragm

The diaphragm is a muscle residing within the trunk and separates the thoracic and abdominal cavities. Many structures pass through it, including blood vessels.
  1. Thoracic surface of the diaphragm
    Structures seen on the thoracic surface of the diaphragm.
  2. Abdominal surface of the diaphragm
    Structures seen on the abdominal surface of the diaphragm.

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