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Medical Term:

inferior mediastinum

 

Definition: the region below a horizontal plane transecting approximately the T4–5 intervertebral disc posteriorly and the sternal angle anteriorly, demarcating the inferior limit of the superior mediastinum. It is subdivided into three regions: middle, anterior, and posterior.

Synonym(s): mediastinum inferiusTA

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