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Chest area

German: Brustraum

1 Definition

The chest area is the portion of the human body between the throat and the stomach. It is marked laterally and cranially from the ribs and caudally from the diaphragm.

2 Anatomy

The chest can be divided further into the chest wall and the thoracic cavity. It includes numerous important organs and pathways including the thoracic organs (heart and lungs).

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