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Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
Graphic Anatomy

Reconciliation of the Anatomic, Surgical, and Radiographic Classifications of the Mediastinum

Aquino, Suzanne L.; Duncan, Gregory; Taber, Katherine H.; Sharma, Amita; Hayman, L. Anne

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Abstract

The mediastinum is a complex region that is variously subdivided by radiologists, surgeons and anatomists. This paper describes the most popular of these classifications and color-codes the radiologic and surgical divisions on 22 labeled axial sections of the chest. This allows the reader to quickly name the appropriate location of a lesion on any section.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

 

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