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Aorta and Vena Cava in Infrarenal Transverse Sections

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The iliac arteries are first anterior


and then lateral to the iliac veins.

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The iliac vessels follow the concavity


of the lesser pelvis to the femoral arteries.

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Vessels

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21 Iliac vessels

22 Iliac vessels

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Aorta and Vena Cava in Infrarenal Transverse Sections

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In serial transverse scans down the iliac vessels, the sections


of the vessels are seen to move laterally and posteriorly.

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The iliac vessels are more difficult to scan


at lower levels due to intervening bowel gas.

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23 Left iliac vessels

24 Left iliac vessels

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Aorta and Vena Cava in Infrarenal Transverse Sections

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The iliac veins run dorsomedial to the


iliac arteries in the lesser pelvis.

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The iliac veins are always medial to the


arteries at the level of the inguinal ligament.

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25 Aorta

26 Splenic artery and left gastric artery

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Splenic Artery and Vein in Longitudinal Sections

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Because the celiac trunk runs slightly to the left initially, often it is
not displayed in a longitudinal scan centered over the aorta.

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The left gastric artery runs cranially between the common


hepatic artery and splenic artery. It is often difficult to define.

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