Sternopericardial ligaments

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.

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.
Latinligamenta sternopericardiaca
Anatomical terminology


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 526 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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