Abdominal aortic plexus

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Nerve: Abdominal aortic plexus
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The celiac ganglia with the sympathetic plexuses of the abdominal viscera radiating from the ganglia (aortic plexus labeled at left)
Latin Plexus aorticus abdominalis
Gray's p.987
From Celiac plexus, superior mesenteric plexus
To Superior hypogastric plexus

The abdominal aortic plexus (aortic plexus) is formed by branches derived, on either side, from the celiac plexus and ganglia, and receives filaments from some of the lumbar ganglia.

It is situated upon the sides and front of the aorta, between the origins of the superior and inferior mesenteric arteries.

From this plexus arise part of the spermatic, the inferior mesenteric, and the hypogastric plexuses; it also distributes filaments to the inferior vena cava.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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