Items tagged “thorax; anatomy; thoracic”
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The thorax (plural: thoraces) also known as the chest, refers to that anatomical region of the body containing the heart and lungs, thoracic aorta, great vessels and surrounding structures, all contained within the thoracic cavity. It also includes the thoracic skeleton, including the thoracic s...
The suprapleural membrane, also known as the Sibson, cervicothoracic or costovertebral fascia, is a dense fascial layer that is attached to the inner border of the first rib and costal cartilage anteriorly, C7 transverse process posteriorly and to the mediastinal pleura medially. It is flat and...
Serratus posterior superior muscle
The serratus posterior superior muscle is a thin, quadrilateral muscle of the posterior thorax. It extends from the vertebrae to the ribs and aids in deep inspiration. Summary origin: ligamentum nuchae, spinous processes of C7-T3 and supraspinous ligament insertion: superior border of 2nd to ...