Diaphragmatic apertures

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The diaphragmatic apertures are a series of apertures that permit the passage of structures between the thoracic and abdominal cavities. There are three main apertures:

The vertebral levels of these apertures can be remembered by this mnemonic.

There are also several smaller lesser apertures.

Thoracic anatomy
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rID: 5765
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
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