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

Right suprarenal gland in situ

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Kidneys, suprarenal, glands and posterior abdominal vessels, nerves and muscles
Right suprarenal gland in situ
A close-up view of the upper area of the specimen shown in the preceding view displays the relation of the right suprarenal gland (10) to the inferior vena cava. The renal fascia (5) continues upward to enclose the gland.
1 . Diaphragm
2 . Thoracic cavity
3 . Right triangular ligament
4 . Peritoneum and subserous connective tissue (reflected anteriorly)
5 . Upper pointer: Anterior layer of renal fascia Lower pointer: Right kidney
6 . Hepatic veins
7 . Esophagus (emerging below esophageal hiatus)
8 . Inferior vena cava (small hepatic tributaries cut off along course of vein)
9 . Crus of diaphragm
10 . Suprarenal gland (within fascia)
11 . Suprarenal plexus
12 . Celiac trunk
13 . Celiac plexus