Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of posterior aspect of left thigh

Superficial vessels and nerves of popliteal region

Image #182-5

KEYWORDS: Peripheral nervous system, Thigh, Vasculature.

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Dissection of posterior aspect of left thigh
Superficial vessels and nerves of popliteal region
This close-up view of the lower area of dissection shown in 182-3 illustrates details of the superficial structures of the popliteal region.
1 . Iliotibial tract
2 . Branch of posterior femoral cutaneous nerve
3 . Biceps femoris muscle (tendon visible through fascia lata)
4 . Popliteal fossa (covered by fascia)
5 . Fascia lata
6 . Accessory saphenous vein
7 . Semitendinosus muscle (tendon visible through fascia)
8 . Greater saphenous vein
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