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ABDOMINAL AORTA

Anatomy-Abdomen

ABDOMINAL AORTA

COURSE
1. Begins at the lower border of T12, deep to the median arcuate ligament of the diaphragm.
2. Runs downward & to the left.
3. Ends in front of L4, to the left of the median plane by dividing into two common iliac arteries.

SURFACE MARKING
4. A band 2cm wide:
- From a point in the median plane 1 inch above transpyloric plane.
- To 1cm below and to the left of the umbilicus.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: no reference available.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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