Diaphragmatic apertures (mnemonic)

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Owen Kang et al.

A useful mnemonic to remember the thoracic spinal levels at which the three major structures pass through the diaphragmatic apertures is:

  • I 8 10 eggs at 12  - where 8 is a homophone for 'ate' and the 'e' in eggs is for the US spelling of esophagus

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rID: 45595
System: Chest
Section: Anatomy, Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • I 8 10 eggs at 12 (mnemonic)

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