Loyola University Medical Education Network Dissection of the Thorax

Step 1
Clean the intercostal muscles, nerves and vessels. Reflect the anterior rib cage.
Each of the steps in the dissection includes more specific instructions for the dissection of that step. The buttons below provide lists of all the structures that will be dissected in this session.


Step 2
Expose the contents of the thoracic cavity.
Step 3
Demonstrate the surfaces and recesses of the pleural cavities.
Step 4
Blunt dissect the contents of the superior mediastinum.

John A. McNulty, Ph.D.
Last Updated: May 11, 2011
Created: Aug 31, 1996