Superior mediastinum

Dr Craig Hacking and Balaji Vasu et al.

Superior mediastinum is an artificially divided wedge-shaped compartment of the mediastinum located between the thoracic plane inferiorly and the thoracic inlet superiorly. The inferior mediastinum, comprising of the anterior, middle and posterior parts, lies inferiorly.

Gross anatomy

Boundaries
Contents
Anatomy: Thoracic
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Article information

rID: 26652
System: Chest, Vascular
Section: Anatomy
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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: mediastinal anatomy (Gray's anatomy illustration)
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  • Figure 2: superior mediastinum (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 3: annotated CT (yellow)
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  • Case 1: CXR - effect of expiration on the mediastinum
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