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Laboratory 21. Mediastinum
Step 4. The Thymus Gland and the Brachiocephalic Veins

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Identify the remnants of the thymus gland located in the superior mediastinum. Next, identify the left brachiocephalic vein [cross-section]. Follow the left brachiocephalic vein to the point where it joins the right brachiocephalic vein [cross-section ] to form the superior vena cava [cross-section ].

Links and References:
Grant's: 1.57, 1.70-1.76
Netter: 218, 219
Rohen/Yokochi: 251, 252, 253, 262