Download: Thoracic wall - dissection

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After watching this video, it is expected that you will be able to identify the
 ribs and costal cartilages
 sternum (manubrium, body, xiphoid process, jugular notch, sternal angle, sternal foramen)
 arrangement of the 3 layers of intercostal muscles: external, internal, & innermost (subcostal & transverse thoracic).
 direction of intercostal muscle fibers
 external intercostal membrane.
 position, parts, & attachments of the diaphragm
 course of internal thoracic artery
 intercostal neurovascular bundle (intercostal vein, artery and nerve) and collateral branch
 relation of the intercostal neurovascular bundle to costal groove and rib borders.
 phrenic nerve.
 sympathetic trunk
 thymus

Presented and edited by Dr.Akram Jaffar (PhD). Filmed by Miss Faiza Abdirisaq (Medical student) and Mr Nasser Zahra (Lab technician). The session was attended by second year MBBS students at College of Medicine/ University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 27 September 2011.