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Definition of the noun mediastinum

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noun - plural: mediastina

  1. the part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic terms: bodily cavity / cavity / cavum = a natural hollow or sinus within the body
    • part of: chest cavity / thoracic cavity = the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart

Alternative definition of the noun mediastinum

noun

  1. [anatomy] The region in mammals between the pleural sacs, containing the heart and all of the thoracic viscera except the lungs.

Explanation

Mediastinum: A group of organs surrounded by loose connective tissue, separating the two pleural sacs, between the sternum anteriorly and the vertebral column posteriorly as well as from the thoracic inlet superiorly to the diaphragm inferiorly. The mediastinum contains the heart and pericardium, the bases of the great vessels, the trachea and bronchi, esophagus, thymus, lymph nodes, thoracic duct, phrenic and vagus nerves, and other structures and tissues.

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Google previewAnatomy and Embalming (1913)

A Treatise on the Science and Art of Embalming, the Latest and Most Successful Methods of Treatment and the General Anatomy Relating to this Subject by Albert John Nunnamaker, Charles Otto Dhonau

The posterior mediastinum is that portion back of the pericardium. It contains the descending thoracic aorta, the greater and lesser azygos veins, the esophagus, the\ thoracic duct, etc. The middle mediastinum is that part within the pericardium ...

Google previewPractical Anatomy; the Student's Dissecting Manual: The thorax, abdomen, pelvis, upper extremity (1912)

by Frederick Gymer Parsons, William Wright

The Superior Mediastinum is a space bounded above by the upper oblique aperture of the thorax ; below by an imaginary...

the bodies of the upper four thoracic vertebrae The Anterior Mediastinum is that narrow space between the pleuraj which lies...

The Middle Mediastinum is the part of the thorax occupied by the pericardium, but contains in addition the two phrenic nerves and the roots of the lungs.

Google previewThe thorax: abdomen: pelvis: upper extremity (1912)

by Frederick Gymer Parsons, William Wright

The Superior Mediastinum is a space bounded above by the upper oblique aperture of the thorax ; below by an imaginary plane...

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1901)

by Chalmers Watson

The mediastinum is the space which is left in the median line of the chest by the non-approximation of the two pleurae.

Google previewLearning Radiology (2015)

Recognizing the Basics by William Herring

MEDIASTINAL MASSES □ The mediastinum is an area whose lateral margins are defined by the medial borders of each lung, whose anterior margin is the sternum and anterior chest wall, and whose posterior margin is the spine, usually ...

Google previewText-book of Anatomy (1903)

by Daniel John Cunningham

The anterior mediastinum is that part of the interpleural space which lies between the pericardium behind and the sternum in front.

The arbitrary upper limit of the posterior mediastinum is the lower border of the fourth dorsal vertebra. In front ...

Google previewManual of Pulmonary Surgery (2012)

by E.W. Humphrey, D.L. McKeown

Mediastinum The mediastinum is a complex region of the thorax between the two pleural cavities.

The anterior—superior mediastinum is that region anterior to the esophagus, anterior and superior to the pericardium, and posterior to the ...

Google previewAn Illustrated System of Human Anatomy (1849)

Special, General and Microscopic by Samuel George Morton

The anterior mediastinum is a triangular space that extends between the inner surface of the sternum to the front of the...

The middle mediastinum is the cavity intermediate between the other two, containing the heart with its pericardium and ...

Google previewQuain's Elements of Anatomy (1896)

by Jones Quain

The middle mediastinum is the enlarged central portion of the partition, containing in addition to the ...

Google previewTextbook of Diagnostic Sonography (2017)

by Sandra L. Hagen-Ansert

The mediastinum is the medial portion of ...

Google previewAn Analytical compendium of the various branches of medical science (1852)

by John Neill

The anterior mediastinum is that space between the sternum and the heart ; it contains some loose cellular tissue, and a portion of the remains of the thymus gland. The posterior mediastinum is that region between the vertebral column and ...

Google previewLearning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics (2011)

by William Herring

MEDIASTINAL MASSES The mediastinum is an area whose lateral margins are defined by the medial borders of...

ANTERIOR MEDIASTINUM The anterior mediastinum is the compartment that extends from the back of the sternum to the ...

Google previewBRS Gross Anatomy (2016)

Biology, Anatomy by CTI Reviews

The superior mediastinum is that portion of the interpleural space which lies between the manubrium sterni in front, and the upper thoracic...

The posterior mediastinum is an irregular triangular space running parallel with the vertebral column.

Google previewX-kit Anatomy (2006)

The mediastinum is a bit like the area between the two front seats of a car. The space does not have its own boundaries, but is defined by the structures on either side of it. In other words, the space ends where the front seats of the car begin on ...

Google previewNetters Clinical Anatomy (2016)

Medicine, Human anatomy by CTI Reviews

The mediastinum is a nondelineated group of structures in the thorax, surrounded by loose connective tissue. It is the central compartment of the thoracic cavity. It contains the heart, the great vessels of the heart, esophagus, trachea, phrenic ...

Google previewFine Needle Aspiration Cytology (2007)

A Volume in Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology by Mary K. Sidawy, Syed Z. Ali

MEDIASTINUM The mediastinum is the middle compartment between the right and left thoracic cavities; it extends from the thoracic inlet cranially to the diaphragm caudally. It extends from the sternum anteriorly to the spine posteriorly , and ...

Google previewClinically Oriented Anatomy (2013)

by Keith L. Moore, Arthur F. Dalley, A. M. R. Agur

The Bottom Line MEDIASTINUM OVERVIEW AND PERICARDIUM Mediastinum overview: The mediastinum is the central...

The mediastinum is a pliable, dynamic structure that is moved by structures contained within it (e.g., heart) and ...

Google previewClinical Respiratory Medicine (2008)

by Richard K. Albert, Stephen G. Spiro, James R. Jett

The mediastinum is a central space within the thoracic cavity that is bounded by the sternum anteriorly, the pleura and...

Google previewHandbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, and Devices (2009)

by Paul A. Iaizzo

The middle mediastinum is the space containing the heart and pericardium. The anterior mediastinum is the space between the pericardium and the sternum. The posterior mediastinum extends from the posterior pericardium to the posterior ...

Google previewNetter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Respiratory System (2011)

by David Kaminsky

The mediastinum is the central space in the chest cavity that is bounded by the sternum anteriorly, the pleura of the lungs laterally, the vertebrae posteriorly, the thoracic inlet superiorly, and the diaphragm inferiorly. The mediastinum does not ...

Google previewThe Anatomical Basis of Dentistry (2009)

by Bernard Liebgott

The mediastinum is a group of midline structures that separates the right and left pleural cavities. It is covered...

The anterior mediastinum is a small, fat-filled space between the middle mediastinum and the body of the sternum. Here the right ...

Google previewPathology of the Mediastinum (2014)

by Alberto M. Marchevsky, Mark R. Wick

The mediastinum is the chest cavity region located as a “septum” between the two pleural cavities 1–5. It is an area of great interest to internists, pulmonologists , imaging specialists, thoracic surgeons, and pathologists because it can be the ...

Google previewLippincott's Illustrated Q&A Review of Anatomy and Embryology (2010)

by Harold Wayne Lambert, Lawrence E. Wineski

The superior mediastinum is the large interpleural space above the plane running from the sternal angle to the T4 intervertebral disc. The symptoms seen in this patient suggest obstructed venous return from the head and neck, upper limbs, ...

Google previewPathophysiology (2016)

Medicine, Internal medicine by CTI Reviews

The mediastinum is a nondelineated group of structures in the thorax, surrounded by loose connective tissue. It is the central compartment of the thoracic cavity. It contains the heart, the great vessels of the heart, esophagus, trachea, phrenic ...

Google previewAtlas of Radiologic-Cytopathologic Correlations (2012)

by Syed Z. Ali, MD, FRCPath, FIAC, Justin A. Bishop, MD, Anil V. Parwani, MD, Sheila Sheth, MD, Armanda Tatsas, MD, Salina Tsai, MD

The anterior mediastinum is the second most common site of non-Hodgkin lymphoma following the abdomen. Figure 2.111 — Mediastinum, Diffuse Large B -Cell Lymphoma. Two malignant single cells with high nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio ...

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Small photo of Film chest, right lateral view, of a 73 years old woman with orthopnea and weakness: Demonstrated widening mediastinum, mediastinal mass is to be excluded.Small photo of computed tomography of heart, lungs and mediastinumSmall photo of Film chest, antero-posterior view, of a 73 years old woman with orthopnea and weakness: Demonstrated widening mediastinum, mediastinal mass is to be excluded.Small photo of Film chest upright of the patient with left hydro-pneumothorax, intercostals drainage (ICD) tube in place,and mediastinum shifted to the right.Many osteolytic bone lesions at humeral head and scapularSmall photo of Film chest upright of the patient with left hydro-pneumothorax, Follow up 10 days after intercostals drainage (ICD); there are increase in hydro-pneumothorax and mediastinum shifted.Small photo of Lung cancer . Film chest x-ray show right lung mass , wide mediastinum , pneumonia and right pleural effusionSmall photo of Lung cancer . Film chest x-ray show right lung mass , wide mediastinum , pneumonia and right pleural effusion More...

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