Dissection of anterior aspect of vertebral column

Lumbar region.

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Dissection of anterior aspect of vertebral column
Lumbar region.
The left hip bone,the psoas major and the quadratus lumborum muscles have been removed.
1 . Lumbar part of diaphragm
2 . Lateral arcuate ligament
3 . Rib XII
4 . Lumbar vein III
5 . Ganglion of sympathetic trunk
6 . Body of vertebra L. III (pointer on anterior longitudinal ligament)
7 . Intervertebral disc L. III - IV
8 . Lumbar artery IV
9 . Vena cava inferior (cut off)
10 . Psoas major muscle
11 . Iliacus muscle
12 . Iliac crest
13 . Genitofemoral nerve
14 . Common left iliac vein
15 . Promontory
16 . Median sacral artery
17 . Hemiazygos vein
18 . Psoas major muscle
19 . Ascending lumbar vein
20 . Ramus communicans
21 . Sympathetic trunk
22 . Transverse process of vertebra L. III
23 . Lumbar plexus
24 . Obturator nerve
25 . Lateral femoral cutaneus nerve
26 . Femoral nerve
27 . Iliolumbar artery
28 . Lateral part sacrum
29 . Iliolumbar artery
30 . Lumbosacral trunk