Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

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

Nerves, blood vessels, and muscle attachments in relation to lumbar vertebrae, close-up lateral view

Image #152-1

KEYWORDS: Adrenal gland, Bones cartilage joints, Central nervous system, Kidney, Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature, Overview.

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Kidneys, suprarenal glands and posterior abdominal vessels, nerves and muscles
Nerves, blood vessels, and muscle attachments in relation to lumbar vertebrae, close-up lateral view
This close-up view of the specimen shown in 151-7 is centered on the second and third lumbar vertebrae. Five distinct rami communicantes (11) pass forward across the body of the second lumbar vertebral and the disk below it to join the sympathetic trunk.
1 . Greater splanchnic nerve
2 . Celiac ganglion
3 . Superior mesenteric artery
4 . Middle suprarenal artery (cut off)
5 . Lumbar lymph node
6 . Abdominal aorta (divided)
7 . Lymph vessel (lumbar trunk)
8 . Cut end of hemiazygos vein (cut off at junction with left renal vein)
9 . Sympathetic trunk (emerging below diaphragm)
10 . Cut end of lumbar vein which joined left renal vein
11 . Rami communicantes
12 . Aortic plexus
13 . Ganglion of sympathetic trunk
14 . Body of vertebra L. III
15 . Ramus communicans
16 . Lumbar artery and vein III
17 . Medial lumbocostal arch
18 . Psoas major muscle (cut off)
19 . Intervertebral disc L. I-Il
20 . Quadratus lumborum muscle (cut off)
21 . Iliohypogastric and ilioinguinal nerves (cut off)
22 . Ascending lumbar vein
23 . Lumbar nerve I (branch to lumbar plexus)
24 . Lumbar vein II
25 . Lumbar artery II
26 . Psoas major muscle (one of origins from transverse processes, cut off)
27 . Lumbar nerve II
28 . Lateral intertransverse muscle
29 . Intervertebral disc L. II-III
30 . Nerve to psoas major muscle
31 . Ascending lumbar vein
32 . Transverse process vertebra L. III
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