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Thorax

Epiglottis

The epiglottis is a leaf-shaped flexible flap of cartilage located behind the tongue at the end of the larynx. One of the main function of the epiglottis is to protect the body from chocking by sealing the windpipe during eating, so the food is inhaled accidentally. Structure

Teres Major

Teres major is a thick and oval-shaped muscle that lies in the upper arm. Although having similar names, Teres major is different in terms of actions and innervation when compared to the teres minor. It’s main function is to facilitate medial rotation of the arm and it

Recesses of the Pleura

Generally, a thin film of serous fluid fills up the potential space which is the space between the parietal and visceral pleura. Enlargement of the space between Parietal and visceral pleura takes place in the regions of pleural reflection on to the diaphragm and mediastinum. Pleural Recesses

Thoracic Sympathetic Trunk – Course, Relations, Ganglia and Its Branches

Thoracic Sympathetic Trunk is a ganglionated chain, situated on each side of the vertebral column. In the thoracic inlet, it’s superiorly continuous with the cervical sympathetic chain and with the lumbar sympathetic chain inferiorly after passing behind the medial arcuate ligament of the diaphragm. Course And Relations

Arteries of Thorax

Thoracic Artery The two internal thoracic arteries can be differentiated as left and right. One on the either side of sternum and is located deep towards the anterior chest wall. The initial part of the subclavian artery (lower surface) is the source of the internal thoracic artery situated around

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