Superior thoracic aperture
What is Superior thoracic aperture?
This is an anatomical bony tunnel that is located below the lower neck. This is an important opening or aperture through which the wind pipe and food pipe pass down into the chest. Also important blood vessels like carotid artery(one on each side) to the brain, subclavian arteries to each arm with their corresponding veins, & large nerves supplying the head and arms pass through this aperture.