Dissection of jejunum, ileum and colon

Arteries, veins and nerves of ileocecal junction, close-up view

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Image #143-2
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Dissection of jejunum, ileum and colon
Arteries, veins and nerves of ileocecal junction, close-up view
This view illustrates the lower part of the dissection which is shown in the preceding photograph (143-1). The peritoneum (14) which covered the left side of the mesentery remains intact.
1 . Ileocolic artery and vein
2 . Superior mesenteric plexus
3 . Retroperitoneal fascia
4 . Colic branch of ileocolic artery
5 . Ascending colon
6 . Anterior cecal branch of ileocolic artery
7 . Appendicular artery
8 . Ileocolic junction
9 . Vermiform appendix
10 . Cecum
11 . Ileal vein
12 . Root of mesenteries (pointer indicates line of attachment of peritoneum which covers left side of mesentery)
13 . Ileal artery
14 . Mesenteries (inner aspect of peritoneal membrane of left surface of mesentery)
15 . Ileal branch of ileocolic artery
16 . Ileum (retracted)
17 . Arterial arches of ileal arteries
18 . Margin of dissected area of mesentery
19 . Straight arteries