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Thoracic cavity

Synonyms: cavitas thoracic, cavum thoracis
German: Brusthöhle

1 Definition

The thoracic cavity is the body cavity of the human body that includes the thorax.

2 Anatomy

The thoracic cavity is caudally separated from the abdominal cavity by the diaphragm. The thoracic cavity contains the thoracic organs (heart, lungs) and is divided into a right and left half by the sagittal mediastinum.

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