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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of posterior aspect of left thigh

Superficial vessels and nerves of mid-thigh, posterior view

Image #182-4

KEYWORDS: Peripheral nervous system, Thigh, Vasculature.

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Dissection of posterior aspect of left thigh
Superficial vessels and nerves of mid-thigh, posterior view
This photograph is a close-up view of the specimen which was shown in the previous view. Details of the branching of the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve and of the distribution of branches of other nerves that reach the posterior aspect of the thigh are visible.
1 . Gluteus maximus muscle (covered by fascia lata)
2 . Branch of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
3 . Posterior femoral cutaneous nerve
4 . Iliotibial tract (overlying vastus lateralis muscle)
5 . Branch of perforating artery accompanied by perforating vein
6 . Biceps femoris muscle (covered by fascia lata)
7 . Branch of obturator nerve
8 . Accessory saphenous vein