Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of anterior and medial aspects of thigh

Anterior branches of obturator nerve and vessels in relation to adductor longus

Image #186-6

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

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Dissection of anterior and medial aspects of thigh
Anterior branches of obturator nerve and vessels in relation to adductor longus
The pectineus has been elevated and the gracilis muscle has been turned posteriorly. The anterior branches (1) of the obturator nerve, artery and vein are shown in relation to the adductor longus (3).
1 . Upper pointer: Anterior branch of obturator nerve Lower pointer: Anterior branch of obturator artery
2 . Adductor brevis muscle
3 . Adductor longus muscle
4 . Femoral artery (pointer at upper end of adductor canal)
5 . Branch of obturator nerve to gracilis muscle
6 . Gracilis muscle (reflected medially)
7 . Cutaneous branches of anterior femoral nerve
8 . Cutaneous branch of obturator nerve
9 . Location of pubic bone (pointer on overlying reflex inguinal ligament)
10 . Inguinal ligament
11 . Pectineus muscle (elevated)
12 . Femoral vein
13 . Femoral artery
14 . Femoral nerve
15 . Tensor fasciae latae muscle
16 . Sartorius muscle
17 . Rectus femoris muscle
18 . Vastus lateralis muscle
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