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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Kidneys, suprarenal glands and posterior abdominal vessels, nerves and muscles

Blood supply and nerves of right suprarenal gland, close-up view

Image #150-3

KEYWORDS: Adrenal gland, Kidney, Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature.

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Kidneys, suprarenal glands and posterior abdominal vessels, nerves and muscles
Blood supply and nerves of right suprarenal gland, close-up view
The inferior vena cava (1) has been removed from the central field of the dissection. Vessels, nerves and ganglia related to the suprarenal glands have been exposed. A large communication (6) occurs between the coeliac plexus and the right phrenic nerve. The plexiform arrangement of nerves on the inferior surface of the diaphragm has also been displayed.
1 . Inferior vena cava (divided)
2 . Inferior phrenic vein
3 . Right phrenic nerve
4 . Superior suprarenal arteries
5 . Diaphragm
6 . Communicating nerve between celiac plexus and inferior phrenic plexus (pointer on phrenic ganglion)
7 . Right suprarenal gland
8 . Right suprarenal vein (cut off at point of entry into vena cava)
9 . Pararenal fat
10 . Suprarenal plexus
11 . Middle suprarenal artery (origin from aorta visible in next view)
12 . Inferior suprarenal artery
13 . Right kidney
14 . Branch of renal artery
15 . Celiac ganglion
16 . Common hepatic artery (cut off)
17 . Celiac plexus
18 . Superior mesenteric artery
19 . Esophagus
20 . Branch of right phrenic nerve to crus of diaphragm
21 . Upper pointer: Right crus of diaphragm Lower pointer: Celiac branch of vagus nerve
22 . Right inferior phrenic artery
23 . Upper pointer: Left gastric artery Lower pointer: Left gastric plexus
24 . Left inferior phrenic artery
25 . Left suprarenal gland
26 . Splenic artery
27 . Left suprarenal vein