Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

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

Close-up view of celiac plexus, celiac ganglia, and origins of celiac and superior mesenteric arteries

Image #151-2

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
Close-up view of celiac plexus, celiac ganglia, and origins of celiac and superior mesenteric arteries
The plexus surrounding the celiac and superior mesenteric arteries has been split and retracted to the side to reveal the origins of these arteries from the aorta. The emergence of the aorta through the aortic haitus of the diaphragm is partly visible. The continuity of the celiac, superior mesenteric, aorticorenal and aortic plexuses is apparent in this specimen.
1 . Right inferior phrenic artery
2 . Right suprarenal gland
3 . Left pointer: Common hepatic artery (cut off) Right pointer: Splenic artery (cut off)
4 . Celiac ganglion
5 . Celiac plexus (right and left sides divided longitudinally)
6 . Middle suprarenal artery
7 . Polar artery to right kidney (source of some inferior suprarenal arteries see previous views)
8 . Inferior suprarenal artery (branch of right renal artery)
9 . Aorticorenal ganglion
10 . Right renal vein (cut off near attachment to inferior vena cava)
11 . Right renal artery
12 . Lumbar lymph node (lateral aortic node)
13 . Interconnecting fibers between autonomic plexuses of two sides
14 . Left renal artery and vein
15 . Left gastric artery
16 . Left inferior phrenic artery (cut off)
17 . Diaphragm
18 . Upper pointer: Suspensory muscle of duodenum (cut off) Lower pointer: Margin of aortic hiatus
19 . Left suprarenal vein
20 . Upper pointer: Celiac trunk Lower pointer: Left inferior phrenic artery (cut off)
21 . Left suprarenal gland
22 . Abdominal aorta
23 . Middle suprarenal artery
24 . Superior mesenteric artery
25 . Left aorticorenal ganglion
26 . Inferior suprarenal artery
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