Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of anterior and medial aspects of thigh

Left femoral triangle with superficial nerves and vessels retained, anterior view

Image #186-1

KEYWORDS: Fascia, Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system, Thigh, Vasculature.

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Dissection of anterior and medial aspects of thigh
Left femoral triangle with superficial nerves and vessels retained, anterior view
The fascia lata has been retained in the area surrounding the saphenous opening. Superficial inguinal lymph nodes have beem cut away althrough the lymphatic vessels (7) that drain these nodes and pass through the cribriform fascia (8) have been preserved.
1 . Transversalis fascia
2 . Inguinal ligament (slightly elevated)
3 . Iliopubic tract
4 . Inferior epigastric veins
5 . Inferior epigastric artery
6 . Round ligament of uterus
7 . Lymphatic vessel (note other lymphatic vessels in the area)
8 . Upper pointer: Cribriform fascia Lower pointer: Greater saphenous vein (approaching ovalis fossa of fascia lata)
9 . External pudendal arteries
10 . Pectineus muscle
11 . Fascia lata
12 . Adductor longus muscle
13 . Cutaneous branches of anterior femoral nerve
14 . Gracilis muscle
15 . Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
16 . Tensor fasciae latae muscle
17 . Femoral branch of genitofemoral nerve
18 . Sartorius muscle
19 . Margo falciformis hiatus sapheni
20 . Rectus femoris muscle
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