Superior mesenteric plexus
|Nerve: Superior mesenteric plexus|
|The celiac ganglia with the sympathetic plexuses of the abdominal viscera radiating from the ganglia.|
|Latin||plexus mesentericus superior|
|Gray's||subject #220 987|
It surrounds the superior mesenteric artery, accompanies it into the mesentery, and divides into a number of secondary plexuses, which are distributed to all the parts supplied by the artery, viz., pancreatic branches to the pancreas; intestinal branches to the small intestine; and ileocolic, right colic, and middle colic branches, which supply the corresponding parts of the great intestine.
The nerves composing this plexus are white in color and firm in texture; in the upper part of the plexus close to the origin of the superior mesenteric artery is a ganglion (ganglion mesentericum superius).
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