Exploration of liver, gall bladder, pancreas, duodenum and spleen

Spleen and splenic artery

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Exploration of liver, gall bladder, pancreas, duodenum and spleen
Spleen and splenic artery
The liver has been cut from its remaining attachment to the diaphragm and has been removed from the specimen. The course of the splenic artery is displayed.
1 . Diaphragm
2 . Coronary ligament (upper margin of attachment of liver)
3 . Coronary ligament (lower margin of attachment of liver; note elongated downward extensions of peritoneal reflection onto liver which formed the boundaries of several peritoneal recesses between diaphragm and liver)
4 . Right suprarenal gland (covered by fascia)
5 . Celiac lymph node
6 . Kidney (covered by fascia and peritoneum)
7 . Hepatic veins
8 . Ligamentum venosum
9 . Inferior vena cava
10 . Esophagus (abdominal part, projecting through esophageal hiatus)
11 . Spleen
12 . Left pointer: Left gastric artery Right pointer: Splenic artery
13 . Left suprarenal gland (covered by fascia)
14 . Celiac trunk (common hepatic artery visible beyond tip of pointer)
15 . Celiac plexus
16 . Suspensory muscle of duodenum
17 . Kidney (covered by fascia)
18 . Superior mesenteric artery
19 . Duodenum