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Tortora 11th

Thoracic Cavity

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Cranial cavity formed by cranial bones and contains brain
Vertebral cavity formed by vertebral column (backbone) and contains spinal cord and the beginnings of spinal nerves
Thoracic cavity or chest cavity pleural cavity, pericardial cavity, mediastinum
The major body cavities of the trunk thoracic and abdominopelvic cavities
The thoracic cavity is formed by the ribs, the muscles of the chest, the sternum (breastbone), and the thoracic portion of the vertebral column (backbone).
Within the thoracic cavity are the pericardial cavity, two pleural cavities
The central part of the thoracic cavity is called mediastinum
Pleural cavity each surrounds a lung
Pericardial cavity surrounds the heart
Mediastinum central portion between the lungs; extends from sternum to vertebral column and from neck to diaphragm.
Mediastinum contains heart, thymus, esophagus, trachea, and several large blood vessels.
Abdominopelvic cavity extends from the diaphragm to the groin and is encircled by the abdominal wall and the bones and muscles of the pelvis.
Abdominal cavity contains stomach, spleen, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, and most of the large intestines
Pelvic cavity contains urinary bladder, portions of large intestines and internal organs of reproduction.
Created by: Shaddinger