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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 6.17

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 6.17

Upper Left Quadrant

Lower Left Quadrant

Lower Right Quadrant

Upper Right Quadrant

1. Gracilis m.
2. Adductor longus m.
3. Adductor brevis m.
4. Embalming site artifact
5. Saphenous nerve
6. Sartorius m.
7. Femoral nerve, ramus
8. Lateral femoral circumflex a. and v.

9. Deep femoral v. (with valve) and a.
10. Obturator a. and v. and obturator nerve
11. Femur
12. First perforating a. and perforating vv.
13. Sciatic nerve
14. Posterior (femoral) cutaneous nerve (of thigh)
15. Tendon m. semimembranosus
16. Semitendinosus m.

17. Anus
18. Adductor minimus m. (adductor magnus) and obturator nerve (posterior ramus)
19. Tendon m. semimembranosus
20. Semitendinosus m.
21. Sciatic nerve
22. Gluteus maximus m.
23. Superficial fascia
24. Tendon m. gluteus maximus
25. Vastus lateralis m.

26. Vastus intermedius m.
27. Iliopsoas m.
28. Rectus femoris m. and tendon
29. Femoral nerve, ramus
30. Femoral a. encircled by femoral vv.
31. Great saphenous v.
32. Ductus deferens
33. Epididymis, toil
34. Epididymis, head
35. Tunica vaginalis testis cavity
36. Mediastinum testis
37. Testis, lobules and tubules
38. Tunica albuginea
39. Scrotum
40. Epididymis

This section passes through the scrotum (39), the right (40) and left (37) testes, and the proximal part of the thighs.

The muscles of the thigh include the anterior grouping innervated by the femoral nerve (7, 29), the medial (adductor) grouping innervated by the obturator nerve (18), and the posterior (hamstring) grouping innervated by the sciatic nerve ( 13, 21). These are discussed with the lower limb in Section 7.

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