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2. The mediastinum forms the pericardial cavity. What does this include?

  • The heart, lungs, bronchi and bronchioles
  • The heart, aorta, trachea, oesophagus and the thymus
  • The heart and lungs
  • The heart, trachea, lungs, aorta and the thymus

3. What is the mediastinum?

  • A space formed by the two pleural cavities
  • A continuation of the parietal pleura
  • A protective organ at the caudal end of the thoracic cavity, located next to the diaphragm
  • Fluid within the cavity

4. What structure is found at the caudal boundary to the thoracic cavity?

  • Diaphragm
  • Thoracic vertebrae
  • Sternum
  • Ribs and intercostal muscles

5. What structure is found at the ventral boundary to the thoracic cavity?

  • Ribs and intercostal muscles
  • Sternum/breastbone
  • Diaphragm
  • Thoracic inlet

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