A partition; a septum; specifically, the folds of the pleura (and the space included between them) which divide the thorax into a right and left cavity. The space included between these folds of the pleura, called the mediastinal space, contains the heart and gives passage to the esophagus and great blood vessels.
a broad, median partition, actually a mass of tissue found between the pleurae of the lungs; it extends from the sternum to the vertebral column
the compartment in the chest region that houses the heart and organs located between the lobes of the lung.
Central portion of the chest cavity that contains the heart and its large blood vessels, trachea (windpipe), esophagus, thymus gland and other structures and tissues. It separates the two lungs. It does not include the lungs.
(mee'-dee-ahs-TIH-nuhm) A partition between the two peural cavities in the chest that consists of the heart, part of the esophagus, part of the trachea, and the major vessels of the heart.
The tissues and organs located directly behind the sternum between the lungs. Contains the heart and its large vessels, the oesophagus, thymus, lymph nodes and other structures and tissues.
the mass of organs and tissue in the middle of the chest, separating the lungs, containing the heart, esophagus, and other vital structures.
The area between the lungs where the heart, esophagus, bronchi and windpipe are located.
The central tissue mass that divides the thoracic cavity into two pleural cavities; includes the aorta and other great vessels, the esophagus, trachea, thymus, the pericardial cavity and heart, and a host of nerves, small vessels, and lymphatic vessels; in males, the area of connective tissue attaching a testis to the epididymis, proximal portion of ductus deferens, and associated vessels.
The area of the middle of the chest.
derivation doubtful, but possibly from Latin medius = middle, and stans = standing; hence, a median vertical partition, adjective - mediastinal.
The median partition of the thoracic cavitiy. Covered by the mediastinal viscera, including all the organs except the lungs. The organs in this area include the heart and its large veins and arteries, the trachea, the esophagus, the bronchi, and lymph nodes.
The space in the thoracic cavity behind the sternum and in between the two pleural sacs (containing the lungs).
The centermost part of the chest, between the ribs and spine (front to back) and between the lungs
area of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart.
The space in the chest between the pleural sacs of the lungs that contains all the viscera of the chest except the lungs and pleurae.
the space between the left and right lungs.
The central region of the chest cavity. It contains the organs between the lungs, including the heart, aorta, esophagus, and trachea.
The mediastinum is the partition between the lungs, formed by the adjoining walls of the pleura, and between the lungs and the lymph nodes. A mediastinoscopy is the procedure by which a lighted tube is inserted into the chest cavity to examine the lymph nodes.
Central part of the chest between the lungs, containing the heart, the great vessels to and from the heart, the trachea and structures leading from the neck into the abdomen ( esophagus, nerves).
The median partition of the thoracic cavity, covered by the mediastinal pleura and containing all the thoracic viscera and structures except the lungs.
The area between the lungs that contains the heart, the windpipe, the esophagus, lymph nodes, nerves, and blood vessels.
the area in the chest cavity between the lungs. It contains the heart and large blood vessels, the oesophagus, the trachea and many lymph nodes.
Area at the centre of the chest which contains the heart, windpipe (trachea), gullet (oesophagus) large main blood vessels and the lymph nodes that surround the heart.
Bony/cartilaginous space in the center of the chest between the lungs, starting at the lower margin of the throat and extending to te diaphragm.
The area between the lungs. The organs in this area include the heart and its large blood vessels, the trachea, the esophagus, the bronchi, and lymph nodes.
Space in the chest between the lungs, heart and great vessels.
The mass of tissues and organs separating the sternum in front and the vertebral column behind. It contains the heart and its large vessels, trachea, esophagus, thymus and lymph nodes.
The central part of the chest cavity, behind the sternum and between the two lungs.
The area that separates the lungs from each other. It contains the heart and its large veins and arteries, the trachea (wind-pipe), the esophagus, the thymus gland, and lymph nodes.
The mediastinum is a non-delineated group of structures in the thorax (chest), surrounded by loose connective tissue. It is the central compartment of the thoracic cavity. It contains the heart, the great vessels of the heart, esophagus, trachea, thymus, and lymph nodes of the central chest.