The space between the pleural cavities. It contains all thoracic viscera, except the lungs which are invaginated by the pleural cavities.

Content of mediastinum

Superior mediastinum

Anterior mediastinum

Middle mediastinum

Posterior mediastinum


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Lymph drainage
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Clinical anatomy

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