List all the structures found in the following cavities: 1. cranial cavity 2. thoracic cavity  3. pelvic cavity  

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Structures in the cranial cavity are:

-brain (which includes the the frontaloccipitalsphenoid and ethmoid bones, as well as two patietial and two temporal bones)


-cerebralspinal fluid


Structures in the thoracic cavity, which may also be called the chest cavity include:

-heart, along with the aorta, pulmonary artery, superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, and pulmonary veins

-trachia, bronchi, and lungs


-endocrine glands

-vagus nerves

-sympathetic chains


The pelvic cavity contains:

-reproductive organs


-pelvic colon


The orbital cavity contains: