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3.2.15 Review of arteries, veins, and nerves of the thorax


Now let’s review what we’ve seen, of the blood vessels and nerves of the thorax.

Here’s the ascending aorta, the arch of the aorta, and the descending aorta. Here’s the brachiocephalic artery, the right subclavian, the right common carotid, the left common carotid, and the left subclavian arteries. Here’s the internal thoracic artery.

Here are the subclavian veins, the internal jugular veins, the brachiocephalic veins, the superior vena cava, the inferior vena cava, the azygos vein, and the hemi-azygos veins.

Here’s the phrenic nerve, and the vagus nerve, and in the chest, the vagus nerve, and the phrenic nerve; and the recurrent laryngeal nerve on the right, and on the left. Here are three of the intercostal nerves. Here's the sympathetic trunk, a ramus communicans, and a splanchnic nerve.

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