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What Are The Organs And Structures In The Thoracic Cavity?

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d ds answered
The structures that are a part of the thoracic cavity or the chest cavity are:

  • The major portion of this cavity is taken up by the cardiovascular system. The structures in this system are the heart, aorta, vena cava and other arteries.

  • The other major organ system in this cavity is the respiratory system with the lungs, bronchi and trachea being the main organs of this system.

  • One structure of the digestive system, the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach also passes through his cavity.

  • Similarly the nerves of the nervous system like the sympathetic nerve pass through this region.

  • The endocrine glands are present here and they release hormones.

  • The thoracic duct is also there in region.
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Roger Macario answered

The thoracic cavity is the chamber of the body of vertebrates that is protected by the thoracic wall.The structures of thoracic cavity includes;

the cardiovascular system, including the heart and great vessels

respiratory system, which includes the diaphragm,trachea,bronchi and lungs

the digestive system, including the esophagus.

endocrine gland, including the thymus gland.

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Deemarcas Day Profile
Deemarcas Day answered
Helpful is correct, but there is also the pancreas and liver just below the thoracic cavity and the thymus gland, midway between the chest walls.

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