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

Aortic plexus, superior hypogastric plexus, testicular plexuses; lymphatic structures along lower part of abdominal aorta

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Kidneys, suprarenal glands and posterior abdominal vessels, nerves and muscles
Aortic plexus, superior hypogastric plexus, testicular plexuses; lymphatic structures along lower part of abdominal aorta
1 . Inferior vena cava
2 . Right kidney
3 . Right testicular artery
4 . Right testicular vein
5 . Testicular plexus (note filament passing into renal capsule at a lower level)
6 . Fatty capsule of kidney
7 . Lymph nodes (upper pointer, lateral aortic node; lower pointer, common iliac node. Note numerous other lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels intermingled with nerves in the dissection. In the drawing nerves are lined, ganglia sparsely stippled, lymphatic structures densely stippled.)
8 . Ureter
9 . Abdominal aorta
10 . Aortic plexus
11 . Left kidney
12 . Ureter
13 . Fatty capsule
14 . Renal fascia (cut across and reflected)
15 . Inferior mesenteric ganglion
16 . Left testicular plexus
17 . Inferior mesenteric artery (continues into pelvic cavity as superior rectal artery)
18 . Left testicular artery and vein
19 . Psoas major muscle (covered by fascia)
20 . Superior rectal vein (cut off)
21 . Left common iliac vein
22 . Left common iliac artery
23 . Superior hypogastric plexus