Middle mediastinum

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Middle mediastinum
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Mediastinum
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A transverse section of the thorax, showing the contents of the middle and the posterior mediastinum. The pleural and pericardial cavities are exaggerated since normally there is no space between parietal and visceral pleura and between pericardium and heart.
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Gray'ssubject #239 1092
 
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Middle mediastinum
Mediastinum.png
Mediastinum
Gray968.png
A transverse section of the thorax, showing the contents of the middle and the posterior mediastinum. The pleural and pericardial cavities are exaggerated since normally there is no space between parietal and visceral pleura and between pericardium and heart.
Latinmediastinum medium
Gray'ssubject #239 1092

The middle mediastinum is the broadest part of the interpleural space. It is made up of the pericardial sac and its contents.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.