21st October 2019

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What is the innervation of the diaphragm?

The diaphragm is primarily innervated by the phrenic nerve which is formed from the cervical nerves C3, C4 and C5.

Similarly one may ask, what supplies blood to the diaphragm?

From above, the diaphragm receives blood from branches of the internal thoracic arteries, namely the pericardiophrenic artery and musculophrenic artery; from the superior phrenic arteries, which arise directly from the thoracic aorta; and from the lower internal intercostal arteries.

What is the phrenic nerve innervate?

Thoracic diaphragm

What passes through the diaphragm?

Three important structures pass through the diaphragm: the esophagus, and the two main blood vessels of the lower half of the body, the inferior vena cava, and the descending aorta. This is the opening for the inferior vena cava, the vena caval foramen.
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