Sternopericardiac ligaments

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Sternopericardiac ligaments
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transverse section of the thorax, showing the contents of the middle and the posterior mediastinum.
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Diagram showing relations of opened heart to front of thoracic wall.
Latin ligamenta sternopericardiaca
Gray's p.526

The fibrous pericardium is attached to the posterior surface of the sternum by the superior and inferior sternopericardiac ligaments (sternopericardial ligaments); the upper passing to the manubrium, and the lower to the xiphoid process.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. These ligaments are also known as Lannelongue's ligaments.