ABDOMINAL AORTA

 

ORIGIN: Thoracic aorta.

COURSE/DISTRIBUTION: This artery begins at the level of the aortic opening in front of the median arcuate ligament of the diaphragm. It immediately descends in the midline accompanied on its right by the inferior vena cava. It ends at the anterior aspect of L4 where it bifurcates into two terminal branches- the common iliac arteries. It lies in front of the bodies of the upper 4 lumbar vertebrae and the anterior longitudinal ligament. It also lies in front of its lumbar branches and the 2nd -4th left lumbar veins.

BRANCHES:

  • Lateral branches

1.    Renal artery

2.    Testicular/ovarian (gonadal) arteries

3.    Middle suprarenal artery

4.    Inferior phrenic artery

 

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