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Thoracic Viscera

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Synonym: thoracic organs, breast organs
German: Brusteingeweide

1 Definition

The thoracic viscera is defined as the inner organs in the thoracic cavity (cavum thoracis).

2 Anatomy

The thorax includes the following structures:

With the exception of the lungs all thoracic organs are embedded in the loose connective tissue of the mediastinal.


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