Superior mesenteric ganglion

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Superior mesenteric ganglion
Sympathetic (red) and parasympathetic (blue) nervous system
Latin ganglion mesentericum superius
superior mesenteric plexus
Gray's p.987
TA A14.3.03.030
FMA FMA:77589
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

In the upper part of the superior mesenteric plexus close to the origin of the superior mesenteric artery is a ganglion, the superior mesenteric ganglion.

The superior mesenteric ganglion is the synapsing point for one of the pre- and post-synaptic nerves of the sympathetic division of the autonomous nervous system. Specifically, contributions to the Superior Mesenteric Ganglion arise from TV10 and TV11. This nerve goes on to innervate the small intestine, the ascending colon and the transverse colon.[1]


  1. ^ Nervous System and Sensory Organs

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