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Mediastinal pleura

Mediastinal pleura
A transverse section of the thorax, showing the contents of the middle and the posterior mediastinum. The pleural and pericardial cavities are exaggerated since normally there is no space between parietal and visceral pleura and between pericardium and heart.
Latin Pleura mediastinalis
Gray's subject #238 1088

Different portions of the parietal pleura have received special names which indicate their position: thus, that portion which lines the inner surfaces of the ribs and intercostals is the costal pleura; the pleura lining the convex surface of the diaphragm is the diaphragmatic pleura; that which rises into the neck, over the apex of the lung, is the cupula of the pleura (cervical pleura); and that which is applied to the other thoracic viscera is the mediastinal pleura.

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