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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 6.18

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 6.18

Upper Left Quadrant

Lower Left Quadrant

Lower Right Quadrant

Upper Right Quadrant

1. Epididymis
2. Testis, mediastinum
3. Gracilis m.
4. Great saphenous v.
5. Lateral femoral circumflex a. and v.
6. Femoral neurovascular bundle
7. Adductor longus m.
8. Adductor brevis m.

9. Adductor magnus m.
10. Adductor minimus m. (adductor magnus superior fasciculus)
11. Iliotibial bond of fascia lata
12. Sciatic nerve
13. Posterior (femoral) cutaneous nerve (of thigh)
14. Biceps femoris (long head) m. and tendon
15. Tendon m. semimembranosus
16. Semimembranosus m.

17. Sciatic nerve
18. Superficial fascia
19. Gluteus maximus m. insertion onto iliotibial band of fascia lata
20. Gluteal ridge of femur, insertion of gluteus maximus m.
21. Femoral shaft
22. Vastus lateralis m.

23. Vastus intermedius m.
24. Rectus femoris m.
25. Deep femoral a. and v.
26. Femoral nerve, rami
27. Femoral a. and v.
28. Obturator nerve, posterior ramus
29. Epididymis and efferent ductules
30. Scrotum
31. Tunica vaginalis, visceral foyer
32. Tunica albuginea
33. Testis

This section passes through the proximal thighs and the scrotum (30). It passes through the right (2) and left (33) testes. The thigh is considered in Section 7.

The parts of the testes that can be identified include the portion containing the seminiferous lobules and tubules (33), the epididymis (29), the efferent ductules (29), and the mediastinum (2).

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