Dissection of jejunum, ileum and colon

Appendicular and posterior cecal vessels, close-up view

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Dissection of jejunum, ileum and colon
Appendicular and posterior cecal vessels, close-up view
The ileum and cecum have been elevated. The appendix (16), which is folded upon itself, lies approximately in the position in which it was first encountered in the specimen. The mesoappendix has been dissected. The dissection is viewed from the left side.
1 . Ascending colon
2 . Anterior cecal branch of ileocolic artery
3 . Ileocecal junction
4 . Taenia mesocolica (4.-6. Taeniae coli)
5 . Taenia libera
6 . Taenia omentalis
7 . Cecum
8 . Position of anterior superior iliac spine
9 . Colic branch of ileocolic artery
10 . Ileocolic artery
11 . Superior mesenteric plexus
12 . Ileocolic vein
13 . Ileum
14 . Posterior cecal branches of ileocolic artery and vein
15 . Appendicular artery
16 . Vermiform appendix
17 . Peritoneum overlying testicular vessels