Abdominal aortic plexus

The abdominal aortic plexus (not to be confused with the thoracic 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.

Abdominal aortic plexus
The celiac ganglia with the sympathetic plexuses of the abdominal viscera radiating from the ganglia (aortic plexus labeled at left)
FromCeliac plexus, superior mesenteric plexus
ToSuperior hypogastric plexus
LatinPlexus aorticus abdominalis
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

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.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 987 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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