Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Exploration of lymphatic structures of gastrointestinal tract

Lymph nodes and vessels of lesser omentum and cardioesophagal junction

Image #140-5

KEYWORDS: Lymphatics, Vasculature.

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Exploration of lymphatic structures of gastrointestinal tract
Lymph nodes and vessels of lesser omentum and cardioesophagal junction
Lymphatics which are related to branches of the left gastric artery are visible in this close-up view of the cardiac part of the stomach. Some filaments of the left gastric plexus of nerves and of the anterior vagal trunk (4) are intermingled with the lymphatic vessels. Blood vessels and nerves in this area are shown in more detail in view 142-1, after the removal of the lymphatic tissue.
1 . Hepatic interlobular vein (in dissected left lobe of liver)
2 . Left gastric lymph nodes (superior gastric nodes including several paracardial nodes overlying the cardioesophageal junction)
3 . Cardiac part of stomach (pointer indicates cardioesophageal junction)
4 . Anterior vagal trunk
5 . Esophageal branch of left gastric artery
6 . Left gastric artery
7 . Lesser omentum
8 . Minor curve of stomach
9 . Diaphragm
10 . Margin of dissected area
11 . Fundus of stomach
12 . Spleen
13 . Body of stomach (anterior wall of stomach)
14 . Major curvature of stomach (pointer indicates peritoneal margin of dissected area of greater omentum)
15 . Right gastroepiploic artery (terminal branch)
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