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.
Details
Latin ligamenta sternopericardiaca
Identifiers
Gray's p.526
Dorlands
/Elsevier
l_09/12493152
TA A12.1.08.003
FMA FMA:71429
Anatomical terminology

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.