Dissection of jejunum, ileum and colon

Inferior mesenteric vessels and nerves, general view

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Dissection of jejunum, ileum and colon
Inferior mesenteric vessels and nerves, general view
The jejunum and ileum have been pulled to the right. The sigmoid mesocolon has been dissected. Lymphatic structures in this area are illustrated in view 141-4 ff. and 144-4.
1 . Transverse colon (elevated)
2 . Liver
3 . Jejunum (retracted)
4 . Root of mesenteries
5 . Ileum (retracted)
6 . Left colic flexure
7 . Spleen
8 . Left branch of middle colic artery
9 . Duodenojejunal flexure
10 . Kidney (covered by renal fascia)
11 . Descending colon
12 . Upper pointer: Left colic artery Lower pointer: Inferior mesenteric artery
13 . Psoas major muscle (covered by psoas fascia)
14 . Inferior mesenteric vein (pointers on tributary branches)
15 . Inferior mesenteric plexus
16 . Sigmoid artery
17 . Sigmoid colon
18 . Mesosigmoid colon (dissected)