Anatomy – MCQ 39 – Structures passing through the superior aperture of thorax

All of the following structures pass through the superior aperture of thorax except?
A. Right recurrent laryngeal nerve
B. Left common carotid artery
C. Left sympathetic trunk
D. Thoracic duct

Correct answer : A. Right recurrent laryngeal nerve

The right recurrent laryngeal nerve loops around the right subclavian artery and hence does not pass through the superior aperture of thorax.

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