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Retroperitoneal Structures

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retroperitoneal structures
  • Labeled structures
    1. duodenum (2nd, 3rd, 4th parts)
    2. descending colon
    3. ascending colon
    4. kidneys
      • left kidney sits at spinal cord level T12-L3, right kidney slightly inferior
      • renal arteries take off aorta at L1
    5. pancreas (minus tail)
    6. aorta
    7. inferior vena cava (IVC)
      • formed at L4-L5 where common iliac veins come together 
  • Not shown in diagram
    • suprarenal glands aka adrenal glands
    • ureters
    • esophagus (lower 2/3)
    • rectum (upper 2/3)
  • "SAD PUCKER" mnemonic of retroperitoneal structures
    • Suprarenal glands (aka adrenal glands)
    • Aorta and IVC
    • Duodenum
    • Pancreas
    • Ureters
    • Colon (descending, ascending)
    • Kidneys
    • Esophagus
    • Rectum


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(M1.GI.65) A gunshot victim is brought to the Emergency Department and appears to be in shock. You note a penetrating wound at the level of L3. Assuming the bullet remained at this level, which vascular structure might have been injured? Topic Review Topic

1. Inferior vena cava
2. Internal iliac artery
3. Internal iliac vein
4. Renal artery
5. Portal vein

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