The abdominal aortic plexus (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.
Within Hinduism and Sahaja Yoga the aortic plexus is considered to be the gross physical expression of the Swadisthan chakra.
The right sympathetic chain and its connections with the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic plexuses.
Abdominal portion of the sympathetic trunk, with the celiac and hypogastric plexuses.
Lower half of right sympathetic cord.
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|Nerves - autonomic nervous system (sympathetic nervous system/ganglion/trunks and parasympathetic nervous system/ganglion)|
|Head/cranial||Ciliary ganglion: roots (Sensory, Parasympathetic, Sympathetic) - Short ciliary
Pterygopalatine ganglion: deep petrosal - nerve of pterygoid canal
branches of distribution: greater palatine (inferior posterior nasal branches) - lesser palatine - nasopalatine (medial superior posterior nasal branches) - pharyngeal
|Neck/cervical||paravertebral ganglia: Cervical ganglia (Superior, Middle, Inferior) - Stellate ganglion|
prevertebral plexus: Cavernous plexus - Internal carotid
|Chest/thorax||paravertebral ganglia: Thoracic ganglia
prevertebral plexus: Cardiac plexus - Esophageal plexus - Pulmonary plexus - Thoracic aortic plexus
splanchnic nerves: cardiopulmonary - thoracic
cardiac nerves: Superior - Middle - Inferior
|Abdomen/Lumbar||paravertebral ganglia: Lumbar ganglia
prevertebral ganglia: Celiac ganglia (Aorticorenal) - Superior mesenteric ganglion - Inferior mesenteric ganglion
prevertebral plexus: Celiac plexus - (Hepatic, Splenic, Pancreatic) - aorticorenal (Abdominal aortic plexus, Renal/Suprarenal) - Superior mesenteric (Gastric) - Inferior mesenteric (Spermatic, Ovarian) - Superior hypogastric (hypogastric nerve, Superior rectal) - Inferior hypogastric (Vesical, Prostatic/Cavernous nerves of penis, Uterovaginal, Middle rectal)
splanchnic nerves: Lumbar splanchnic nerves
enteric nervous system: Meissner's plexus • Auerbach's plexus
|Pelvis/sacral||paravertebral ganglia: Sacral ganglia - Ganglion impar|
splanchnic nerves: Pelvic splanchnic nerves - Sacral splanchnic nerves
|All||Rami communicans (White, Gray) - Preganglionic fibers - Postganglionic fibers|