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Laboratory 21. Mediastinum
Step 10. The Posterior Mediastinum and the Esophagus

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To study the posterior mediastinum, first remove any remaining mediastinal and costal parietal pleura. Identify the flattened esophagus [cross-section] [cross-section ], which lies slightly to the right of midline posterior to the pericardium.