The Thoracic Cage

  • Herbert H. Srebnik


The thoracic cage is the protective armor that shields the heart, lungs, and great vessels as well as many abdominal organs. The liver, gall bladder, and spleen, to name just a few, lie under the cover of ribs, because the concavity of the dome-shaped diaphragm is part of the abdominal cavity.


Intercostal Space Intercostal Muscle Costal Cartilage Azygos Vein Intercostal Artery 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert H. Srebnik
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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