The Thoracic Diaphragm

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Last updated 30 March 2006

The Thoracic Diaphragm


Structure of the Thoracic Diaphragm (pp. 224-7)


The Muscular Part of the Diaphragm (pp. 224-5)


The Sternal Part (p. 224)


The Costal Part (pp. 224-5)


The Lumbar Part (p. 225)


The Central Part of the Diaphragm (pp. 225, 227)

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The Diaphragmatic Apertures


The Vena Caval Foramen (p. 227)


The Oesophageal Hiatus (p. 227)


The Aortic Hiatus (p. 277)

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Vessels and Nerves of the Diaphragm

Arterial Supply of the Diaphragm (p. 227)


Venous Drainage of the Diaphragm (pp. 227-8)


Innervation of the Diaphragm (p. 228)

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Actions of the Diaphragm (p. 228)

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Michael Tam (c) 1998