Kidneys, suprarenal glands and posterior abdominal vessels, nerves and muscles

General view of posterior part of abdominal cavity with digestive organs and spleen removed

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Kidneys, suprarenal glands and posterior abdominal vessels, nerves and muscles
General view of posterior part of abdominal cavity with digestive organs and spleen removed
1 . Diaphragm
2 . Coronary ligament of liver
3 . Right triangular ligament
4 . Right suprarenal gland (covered by fascia)
5 . Inferior vena cava (pointer on peritonealized part of vena cava which passed behind epiploic foramen in intact specimen)
6 . Kidney (covered by renal fascia and peritoneum)
7 . Line of reflection of peritoneum onto ascending colon
8 . Line of reflection of peritoneum onto left side of mesentery of ileum
9 . Sigmoid colon (cut across)
10 . Pelvic cavity
11 . Thoracic cavity
12 . Esophagus (emerging below esophageal hiatus)
13 . Line of reflection of gastrosplenic ligament (lower down this becomes phrenicolienal ligament)
14 . Diaphragm (covered by peritoneum against which the spleen rests)
15 . Left pointer: Celiac trunk Right pointer: Left suprarenal gland (covered by fascia)
16 . Upper pointer: Celiac plexus Lower pointer: Superior mesenteric artery
17 . Suspensory muscle of duodenum
18 . Left renal vein (covered by fascia)
19 . Kidney (covered by renal fascia)
20 . Upper pointer: Inferior mesenteric artery Lower pointer: Inferior mesenteric ganglion
21 . Abdominal aorta
22 . Line of reflection of peritoneum onto descending colon
23 . Sigmoid artery
24 . Iliopsoas muscle (covered by fascia)
25 . Mesosigmoid colon
26 . Line of attachment of mesosigmoid colon