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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of anterior aspect of vertebral column

Lumbar region.

Image #221-4

KEYWORDS: Lumbar region, Vertebral column.

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Dissection of anterior aspect of vertebral column
Lumbar region.
The specimen shown in the preceding view has been turned to expose the left lateral aspect of the vertebral column.
1 . Hemiazygos vein
2 . Rami communicantes
3 . Right crus of diaphragm
4 . Lumbar artery and vein III
5 . Sympathetic trunk
6 . Body of vertebra L. IV (pointer on anterior longitudinal ligament)
7 . Lumbar nerve IV (emerging through intervertebral foramen)
8 . Intervertebral disc L. IV - V
9 . Left common iliac vein (cut off)
10 . Obturator nerve
11 . Psoas major muscle (cut off)
12 . Quadratus lumborum muscle (cut off)
13 . Upper pointer: Iliohypogastric nerve Lower pointer: Ilioinguinal nerve
14 . Transverse process of vertebra L. II
15 . Lumbar nerve II
16 . Ascending lumbar vein
17 . Intervertebral joint capsule
18 . Lumbar nerve III
19 . Mamillary process vertebra L. IV
20 . Upper pointer: Accessory process vertebra L. IV Lower pointer: Intertransverse ligament
21 . Spinous process vertebra L. IV
22 . Interspinous ligament
23 . Supraspinous ligament
24 . Interosseous sacroiliac ligament
25 . Femoral nerve
26 . Lumbosacral trunk