anatomy and physiology mcqs

Question #217

Considering the mediastina, which of the following statements are true?



The mediastinum extends from the thoracic inlet down to the diaphragm – this is as far down as T12 posteiorly. It is divided into superior and inferior by a line between the manubriosternal joint (the angle of Louis) and the T4/5 disc. The inferior mediastinum is further divided into anterior, middle and posterior.

The thymus regresses during childhood until only a remnant can be found in the superior and anterior mediastina.

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