posterior mediastinum

(redirected from mediastinum posterius)

pos·te·ri·or me·di·as·ti·num

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lies between the pericardium anteriorly and the vertebral column posteriorly and below the level of the plane that interesects the sternal angle and the T4-5 intervertebral disc. It contains the descending aorta, thoracic duct, esophagus, azygos veins, and vagus nerves.
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