Sternopericardial ligaments

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Sternopericardial ligaments
transverse section of the thorax, showing the contents of the middle and the posterior mediastinum.
Diagram showing relations of opened heart to front of thoracic wall.
Latin ligamenta sternopericardiaca
TA A12.1.08.003
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.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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These ligaments are also known as Lannelongue's ligaments.