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Introduction to Clinical Radiology: Chest: Normal Anatomy

Posterior Mediastinal Compartment

Brad H. Thompson, M.D.
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Posterior Mediastinal Compartment

The posterior mediastinum borders the anterior surface of the spine posteriorly to the ribs. Structures in the posterior mediastinal compartment include the descending aorta, adjacent osseous structures (the spine and ribs) and nerves, roots, spinal cord, and the azygous and hemiazygous veins.

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