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Thorax Anatomy

Thorax One Liners

Dermatome around nipple T4
Vertebral level at inferior angle of scapula T7
Structure that lies immediately posterior to manubrium Thymus
Vertebral level associated with sternal angle Disc between TV4-5
Rib paralleled by horizontal fissure of right lung 4th
Inferior extent of lung at mid-clavicular line 6th rib
Inferior extent of pleura at mid-clavicular line 8th rib
Inferior extent of lung at mid-axillary line 8th rib
Inferior extent of pleura at mid-axillary line 10th rib
Inferior extent of lung posteriorly 10th rib
Inferior extent of pleura posteriorly 12th rib
Innervation of costal pleura Intercostal nerve
Innervation of mediastinal pleura Phrenic nerve
Level where ascending aorta is continuous with arch of aorta TV4-5
Level where arch of aorta is continuous with descending aorta TV4-5
Effect of sympathetic nerves on lungs Bronchodilation, Vasoconstriction
Effect of parasympathetic nerves on lungs Bronchoconstriction, Vasodilation
Rationale for aspirated small objects to go to right primary bronchu Wider diameter, shorter and more vertical
Needle location for therapeutic pleural tapping Superior to 12th rib, posteriorly
Name given to portion of right ventricle prior to beginning of pulmonary trunk conus arteriosum or infundibulum
Site for auscultation of pulmonary valve Left 2nd interspace
Site for auscultation of aortic valve Right 2nd interspace
Site for auscultation of tricuspid valve Xiphisternal joint
Site for auscultation of mitral valve Left 5th interspace, mid-clavicular line
Heart chamber with greatest sternocostal projection Right ventricle
Chamber that forms apex of heart Left ventricle
Major chamber that forms base of heart Left atrium
Heart chamber that contains moderator band Right ventricle
Ridge located between sinus venarum and right ventricle Cristae terminalis at the root of the SVC
Artery that determines coronary dominance Posterior interventricular
Usual origin of SA and AV nodal arteries Right coronary artery
Location of SA node Cristae terminalis
Major vessel that drains the musculature of the heart Coronary sinus
Innervation of fibrous pericardium Phrenic nerve
Most common cause of systolic ejection murmur Aortic stenosis
Rib associated with sternal angle Second rib
Location of ductus arteriosus Between left pulmonary artery and aorta
Nerve potentially injured with repair of patent ductus arteriosus Left recurrent laryngeal nerve
Veins that unite to form brachiocephalic Subclavian and internal jugular
Veins that unite to form superior vena cava Right and left brachiocephalic
Termination of azygos vein Superior vena cava
Structures that lie to right and left of thoracic duct Azygos vein, aorta
Spinal levels of greater splanchnic nerve T5-9
Spinal levels of lesser splanchnic nerve T10-11
Spinal levels of least splanchnic nerve T12
Thoracic structures that can compress the esophagus Left bronchus, aorta and diaphragm
Disease often associated with thymoma Myasthenia gravis
Created by: tessah10