Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

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

Left kidney sectioned in situ; left suprarenal gland dissected, close-up view

Image #151-1

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
Left kidney sectioned in situ; left suprarenal gland dissected, close-up view
A longitudinal cut has been made through the left kidney and the anterior segment of the organ has been removed. Anterior branches of renal vessels have been cut. The renal sinus has been cleared of connective tissue to expose the renal pelvis and vessels. Cortex has been removed from an area of the suprarenal gland to form a window which exposes the medulla of the gland within which lie the principal tributaries to the suprarenal vein.
1 . Inferior phrenic artery
2 . Left gastric artery (cut off)
3 . Celiac trunk (pointer at origin of hepatic and splenic arteries)
4 . Left celiac ganglion
5 . Left suprarenal vein
6 . Superior mesenteric artery
7 . Left suprarenal plexus
8 . Left renal artery (anterior branches cut off near sectioned kidney)
9 . Filament of aorticorenal plexus
10 . Left renal vein
11 . Abdominal aorta
12 . Lumbar lymph nodes
13 . Aortic plexus
14 . Sympathetic trunk
15 . Superior margin of suprarenal gland
16 . Anterior surface of suprarenal gland
17 . Medulla
18 . Diaphragm
19 . Renal surface of suprarenal gland
20 . Cortex of kidney
21 . Base of pyramid
22 . Renal papilla
23 . Pyramid
24 . Calyx major (upper)
25 . Renal column
26 . Calyx major (middle)
27 . Renal pelvis
28 . Calyx major (lower)
29 . Minor calyx
30 . Ureter
31 . Psoas major muscle
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