anterior mediastinum

The area in the front part of the chest between the lungs. Also called prevascular space.

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  • Anterior mediastinum — Infobox Anatomy Name = Anterior mediastinum Latin = mediastinum anterius GraySubject = 239 GrayPage = 1092 Caption = Mediastinum Caption2 = A transverse section of the thorax, showing the contents of the middle and the posterior mediastinum. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Mediastinum — Mediastinum. The division between superior and inferior is at the sternal angle …   Wikipedia

  • mediastinum anterius — [TA] anterior mediastinum: the division of the mediastinum bounded posteriorly by the pericardium, anteriorly by the sternum, and on each side by the pleura. It contains loose areolar tissue and lymphatic vessels. Called also anterior mediastinal …   Medical dictionary

  • Mediastinum — The area between the lungs. The organs in this area include the heart and its large veins and arteries, the trachea, the esophagus, the bronchi, and lymph nodes. * * * 1. A septum between two parts of an organ or a cavity. 2. [TA] The median… …   Medical dictionary

  • mediastinum — mediastinal, adj. /mee dee a stuy neuhm/, n., pl. mediastina / a stuy neuh/. Anat. 1. a median septum or partition between two parts of an organ, or paired cavities of the body. 2. the partition separating the right and left thoracic cavities,… …   Universalium

  • mediastinum — n. the space in the thorax (chest cavity) between the two pleural sacs. The mediastinum contains the heart, aorta, trachea, oesophagus, and thymus gland and is divided into anterior, middle, posterior, and superior regions …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • anterior mediastinal lymph nodes — lymph nodes along the great vessels of the superior mediastinum and on the anterior part of the diaphragm, receiving lymph from adjacent structures …   Medical dictionary

  • Inferior mediastinum — can refer to: * Anterior mediastinum * Middle mediastinum * Posterior mediastinum …   Wikipedia

  • mediastinal cavity anterior — mediastinum anterius …   Medical dictionary

  • Middle mediastinum — Mediastinum A transverse section of the thorax, showing the contents o …   Wikipedia

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