Pain pp 787-791 | Cite as


  • Wael SaleemEmail author
  • Alaa Abd-Elsayed


The chest encompasses the thoracic wall, lung, heart, the neurovasculature and lymphatic networks. This chapter will focus on thoracic wall anatomy, including the sternum, ribs, costal cartilages, thoracic vertebrae, and muscles. Differential diagnosis of the chest pain will be discussed as well.


Thoracic wall Anatomy Pain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology/ICU Perioperative Medicine, HMC, Weill Cornell Medical CollegeDohaQatar
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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