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four diaphragm primordia and what they form

septum transversum: most of central tendon. Mesentery of esophagus: muscular crura and middle central tendon. Pleuroperitoneal membranes: part of central tendon. Body wall: muscle


structures perforating diaphragm and at what levels

T8: vena cava, T10: esophagus, T12: aortic hiatus (aorta, thoracic duct, azygos vein)


three types of diaphragmatic hernia

congenital: failure of pleuropeitoneal membranes to fuse (posterolataral defect with abdominal organs in thorax). Sliding hiatal: is most common. GE
junction is displaced ^; “hourglass stomach.”. Paraesophageal hernia—GE junction is normal.
Fundus protrudes into the thorax.


omphalocele vs gastroschisis

midgut fails to return from umbilical cord (covered by peritoneum). Failure of left and right somatopleure to fuse, abdominal contents extrude thru folds (not covered by peritoneum)


nine regions of abdomen

Epigastric, umbilical, suprapubic flanked by L and R hypochondriac, lumbar, inguinal


what primordial tissue do the organs develop from

splanchnopleure. Parenchyma (epithelium of GI tract) from endoderm and stroma (SM, CT, vasculature, visceral peritoneum) from lateral plate mesoderm


3 branches of celiac trunk

splenic, L gastric, common hepatic (then divides into hepatic proper and gastroduodenal). All give blood supply to foregut.


Branches of S Mesenteric

ileocolic, R colic, Middle colic, intestinal branches All give blood supply to midgut.


branches of I mesenteric

L colic, sigmoid branches, S rectal. All give blood supply to hindgut


define: arcade, vasa recta, marginal artery

looping anastomoses. Go straight to intestine from arcades. Follow contour of colon


parasympathetic path to gut

foregut and midgut: vagus. Hindgut: pelvic splanchnic nerves (S2,3,4). Presynaptics synapse in Myenteric (auerbach's) plexus for SM and submucosal (meissner's) plexus for glandular secretion and muscularis mucosase


path of sympathetics

thoracic (abdominal) and lumbar (pelvic) splanchnics synapse on collateral (prevertebral) ganglia and innervate arteries and adrenal glands


spinal cord segments for visceral sensory of: heart, stomach, appendix, left colic flexure to sigmoid colon

T1, T7-T9, T10, L1-L5


somatic pain, visceral pain, referred pain.

intense sensation carried by general sensory neurons in body wall. Mostly dull sensation carried by visceral sensory neurons in organs (except: stones, appendicitis, spasm, ulcers). Originates in one location and felt in another supplied by same spinal segment (peritonitis under diaphragm felt in C3,4,5 dermatomes of shoulder)


four lobes of liver

left, right, caudate, quadrate


portal triad

in the "cross bar" of the H on underside of liver. Consists of Bile duct, hepatic artery, portal vein


portal-caval anastomoses and associated signs of portal HTN

Left gastric veins (esophageal varices), para umbilical veins (caput medussa), superior rectal veins (hemorrhoids)


describe formation of pancreas

ventral bud swings around to form head and uncinate process with main duct. dorsal bud becomes body and tail and isthmus and accessory duct


two abnormal pancreas formation conditions

annular pancreas, pancreas divisum