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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section 6: Pelvis, Perineum, Hip, and Upper Thigh

Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section: Section 6. Pelvis, Perineum, Hip, and Upper Thigh

Plate 6.15

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Jean J. Jew, M.D., and Paul C. Reimann, B.S.
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Plate 6.15

Upper Left Quadrant

Lower Left Quadrant

Lower Right Quadrant

Upper Right Quadrant

1. Penile septum (between corpora cavernosa)
2. Pampiniform plexus and ductus deferens
3. Tunica vaginalis testis
4. Great saphenous v.
5. Embalming site artifact
6. Femoral a. and saphenous nerve
7. Sartorius m.
8. Femoral nerve, rami
9. Rectus femoris m.
10. Femoral nerve rami and lateral femoral circumflex aa. and vv.
11. Tensor fascia lata m.
12. Adductor longus

13. Adductor brevis m.
14. Obturator nerve, posterior ramus, and obturator blood vessels
15. Adductor minimus m. (adductor magnus m., superior fasciculus)
16. Perforating aa. and perforating vv.
17. Adductor magnus m.
18. Gluteus maximus m.
19. Posterior (femoral) cutaneous nerve (of thigh) and sciatic nerve
20. Inferior gluteal a. and v.
21. Tendon m. semimembranosus
22. Common tendon mm. semitendinosus and biceps femoris (long head)
23. Semitendinosus m.
24. Internal anal sphincter m.
25. External anal sphincter m.
26. Coccygeus m.

27. Anal crease (crena ani)
28. Anococcygeal ligament
29. Rectum
30. Superficial transverse perinei m.
31. Inferior rector blood vessels
32. Ischium
33. Semitendinosus m.
34. Tendon m. semimembranosus
35. Sciatic nerve
36. Femur
37. Superficial fascia
38. Tendon m. gluteus maximus
39. Iliotibial tract

40. Tensor fascia lata m.
41. Vastus lateralis m.
42. Vastus medialis m.
43. Vastus intermedius m.
44. Lateral (femoral) cutaneous nerve (of thigh)
45. Deep femoral a. and v.
46. Femoral nerve, rami
47. Femoral a. and v.
48. Inguinal Iymph node
49. Obturator nerve, posterior ramus, and blood vessels
50. Gracilis m.
51. Bulbocavernosus m.
52. Pampiniform plexus of vv.
53. Pudendal plexus of vv.
54. Penis, corpus spongiosum, bulb
55. Corpus spongiosum penis
56. Penile urethra

This section passes through the penis (1), spermatic cords (2, 52), the corpus spongiosum (55) and bulbocavernosus muscle (51), the superficial transverse perineal muscle (30), the anal crease (27), and the anococcygeal ligament (28).

The pudendal plexus of veins (53) and pampiniform plexus (2, 52) are seen. The internal (24) and external (25) anal sphincters are identified.

The ischium (32) makes its last appearance in this section.

The femoral nerve is now seen divided into several branches (10, 46), which will supply, among others, the rectus femoris (9), sartorius (7), vastus intermedius (43), vastus medialis (42), and vastus lateralis (41).

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