Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of anterior and medial aspects of thigh

Nerve supply to vastus lateralis muscle

Image #187-3

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

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Dissection of anterior and medial aspects of thigh
Nerve supply to vastus lateralis muscle
The rectus femoris (10) has been cut off close to its origin. The vastus lateralis has been dissected.
1 . Pectineus muscle
2 . Femoral artery
3 . Muscular branch of femoral nerve (to vastus intermedius)
4 . Muscular branch of femoral nerve (to vastus medialis)
5 . Adductor longus muscle
6 . Femoral vein (cut off)
7 . Sartorius muscle (cut off and reflected medially)
8 . Saphenous nerve
9 . Iliacus muscle
10 . Rectus femoris muscle (cut off)
11 . Tensor fasciae latae muscle
12 . Upper pointer: Ascending branch of lateral femoral circumflex artery Lower pointer: Transverse branch of lateral femoral circumflex artery
13 . Descending branch of lateral femoral circumflex artery
14 . Muscular branch of femoral nerve (to vastus lateralis muscle)
15 . Vastus lateralis muscle
16 . Vastus intermedius muscle
17 . Vastus medialis muscle
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