Thoracic skeleton - Skeleton thoracis

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The thoracic skeleton (sometimes termed thoracic cage) is composed by the thoracic vertebrae, the ribs and the sternum. It encloses the thoracic cavity.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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