Anatomy series (part 3)

This week’s mnemonic was shared by a WM reader, “Mrs James Barry”. It fits perfectly into the new anatomy series. To remember what structures cross the diaphragm, you may use the phrase “I ate 10 eggs at twelve”.


I ate = I 8 = IVC at the 8th thoracic vertebra

Ten eggs = 10 E = Esophagus at the 10th thoracic vertebra

At twelve = A 12 = Aorta at the 12th thoracic vertebra


Thanks for the clever mnemonic, Mrs. James Barry! Happy December to All!

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