Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Exploration of peritoneal cavity

Upper abdominal organs in situ, diaphragm opened

Image #138-4

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Exploration of peritoneal cavity
Upper abdominal organs in situ, diaphragm opened
Large openings have been made through the right and left sides of the diaphragm to expose the underlying organs. The reflections of the peritoneum from the diaphragm to the liver have been preserved. The specimen is viewed from above and in front.
1 . Costal pleura
2 . Diaphragm (cut edge)
3 . Right lobe of liver
4 . Falciform ligament of liver
5 . Transverse colon
6 . Inferior vena cava (cut at point of entry into right atrium)
7 . Esophagus
8 . Anterior vagal trunk
9 . Lymph node
10 . Thoracic aorta
11 . Spleen
12 . Upper pointer: Left triangular ligament Lower pointer: Left triangular ligament of liver
13 . Left lobe of liver
14 . Stomach
15 . Greater omentum
16 . Costodiaphragmatic recess
17 . Sternal xiphoid process
18 . Abdominal wall (cut across; upper pointer on peritoneum, lower pointer on skin)
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