Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Exploration of peritoneal cavity

Abdominal organs in situ, general anterior view

Image #138-3

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Exploration of peritoneal cavity
Abdominal organs in situ, general anterior view
The peritoneum has beem incised and reflected. The same specimen may be seen in a stage prior to the opening of the peritoneal sac by reference to view 135-2.
1 . Sternal xiphoid process
2 . Diaphragm
3 . Ligamentum teres (of liver) (exposed on inner aspect of reflected peritoneum note abundant extraperitoneal fat in adjacent area)
4 . Transverse colon
5 . Ascending colon
6 . Ileum
7 . Cecum
8 . Vermiform appendix
9 . Sigmoid colon
10 . Medial umbilical fold (exposed on inner aspect of reflected peritoneum)
11 . Median umbilical fold
12 . Heart
13 . Upper pointer: Stomach Lower pointer: Greater omentum
14 . Peritoneum (reflected)
15 . Jejunum
16 . External oblique
17 . Internal oblique
18 . Transversus abdominis muscle
19 . Descending colon
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