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Medical Term:

superior thoracic aperture

Definition

the upper boundary of the bony thorax composed of the first thoracic vertebra and the upper margins of the first ribs and manubrium of the sternum. Note: clinicians refer to the superior thoracic aperture as the “thoracic outlet.” as in “thoracic outlet syndrome.”

Synonym(s): apertura thoracis superiorTA, thoracic inlet, thoracic outlet2

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