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Thoracolumbar junction T10-L2

Thoracic and lumbar fractures: Left sided thoracolumbar junction approach (T10-L2)|alt

The innervation of the diaphragm comes from the phrenic nerve near the esophagus, and any muscle left standing in the periphery will be denervated. Therefore, it is important to cut the diaphragm close to the chest wall.