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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 7: Figures 6 and 7

Atlas of Human Anatomy

The ligaments of the thorax seen from the outer or ventral surface (Figure 6) and from the inner or dorsal surface (Figure 7).

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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The ligaments of the thorax seen from the outer or ventral surfaceThe ligaments of the thorax seen from the inner or dorsal surface

a) Sternoclavicular portion.
b) Manubrium sterni.
c) Corpus sterni or body.
d) Ensiform (xiphoid) process.
e) First rib.
f) Seventh rib.
g) Eighth rib, first false rib.

  1. interclavicular ligament.
  2. medial clavicular capsular ligament.
  3. rhomboid ligament.
  4. interchondral ligament.
  5. anterior sternal membrane.
  6. posterior sternal membrane.
  7. radiate sternocostal ligament (anterior and posterior).
  8. costoxiphoid ligament (anterior and posterior).
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