Abdominal aortic plexus

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Abdominal aortic plexus
The celiac ganglia with the sympathetic plexuses of the abdominal viscera radiating from the ganglia (aortic plexus labeled at left)
From Celiac plexus, superior mesenteric plexus
To Superior hypogastric plexus
Latin Plexus aorticus abdominalis
TA A14.3.03.019
FMA 6640
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The abdominal aortic plexus (not to be confused with the thoracic 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 in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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