Pediatric Surgery NaT

Mediastinal Disorders

Helen Hsieh, M.D., Ph.D, Jessica Kathryn Staszak, Charles V. Coren, MD, James (Trey) Eubanks, Richard Scriven
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The central portion of the thoracic cavity, the mediastinum, is delineated by the thoracic inlet (superior), the diaphragm (inferior), the posterior sternum (anterior) and the vertebral column (posterior) [1]. This chapter will describe the sections of the mediastinum and the pathologies associated with each compartment.

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Last updated: August 11, 2017