Diaphragm apertures: spinal levels mnemonic

A mnemonic to remember the Diaphragm apertures: spinal levels is:

  • Many mnemonics are used for diaphragm apertures including:

Number of letters

  • Aortic hiatus = 12 letters = T 12
  • Oesophagus = 10 letters = T 10
  • Vena cava = 8 letters = T 8 [1]p. 1

I ate 10 eggs at 12

  • I = IVC
  • ate = T8
  • 10 = T10
  • Eggs = Esophagus
  • At = Aorta
  • 12 = T12
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