Posterior mediastinum contents mnemonic

A mnemonic to remember the Posterior mediastinum contents mnemonic is:

  • The contents of posterior mediastinum can be remembered using the DATES

Mnemonic

  • D escending aorta
  • A zygous vein and hemiazygos vein
  • T horacic duct
  • E sophagus
  • S ympathetic trunk/ganglia
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