Dissection: Superior & Posterior Mediastinum

6 Comments on “Dissection: Superior & Posterior Mediastinum

  1. Sir, sympathatic chains will be on both sides right?

    • Yes the sympathetic chain is a bilateral structure extending from the superior cervical ganglion at C1 all the way down to the sacrum where it connects to the other side with a small ganglion know as ganglion impar.

    • I guess I better reply right away it sounds important. The heart starts at the level of T4/5 vertebral disc at the transthoracic plane. The trachea bifurcates at this same level. Since this is the plane that separates superior mediastinum from inferior mediastinum (heart is in middle, inferior mediastinum and trachea is in superior mediastinum). Hope that helps
      Dr. Goodmurphy
      Anatomy Guy