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Trunk Wall

  1. Vertebral column

    The vertebral column is a bony structure providing the main support within the axial skeleton. It is further divided into sections which will be discussed here. More.
    1. Vertebral column - anterior view
      An anterior view of the bones that form the vertebral column.
    2. Thoracic and lumbar spines
      Bones and ligaments of the thoracic and lumbar spines.
    3. Cervical spine
      Bones and ligaments of the cervical spines.
    4. Sacrum and coccyx
      Bony structures and ligaments of the sacrum and coccyx.
    5. Craniovertebral ligaments
      Ligaments connecting the skull to the vertebrae.
    6. Veins of the vertebral column
      Overview of the veins of the vertebral column and the vertebral canal.
    7. Veins of the isolated vertebra
      Veins of the vertebra as seen from a superior view
  2. Dorsal trunk

    The dorsal trunk is a group structures, including bones and muscles, which define the back. Those structures comprise the dorsal walls of the abdomen and thorax. More.
    1. Bones of the dorsal trunk
      The most important bones and bony structures of the dorsal trunk.
    2. Costovertebral joints
      The joints between the ribs and the vertebrae.
    3. Neurovasculature of the dorsal trunk
      Arteries, veins and nerves of the dorsal trunk.
    4. Superficial muscles of the back
      Overview of the superficial muscles of the back.
    5. Intrinsic muscles of the back
      Overview of the intrinsic muscles of the back.
    6. Arteries and veins of the back - lateral view
      Blood vessels of the back from a lateral view
    7. Arteries of the sacrum
      Arteries of the sacrum from an anterior view.
    8. Arteries and nerves of the back - superolateral view
      Main arteries and nerves of the back
  3. Ventral trunk

    The ventral trunk is a group structures, including bones and muscles, which define the chest and belly, known in technical terms as the thorax and and abdomen. More.
    1. Bones of the ventral trunk
      The most important bones and bony structures of the ventral trunk.
    2. Sternum
      Bony elements of the sternum
    3. Ribs
      Main features of the ribs
    4. Clavicle
      Structure of the clavicle seen from anterior, inferior and superior views.
    5. Muscles of the ventral trunk
      Overview of the muscles of the ventral trunk.
    6. Neurovasculature of the ventral trunk
      Arteries, vein and nerves of the ventral trunk.
    7. Inguinal canal
      Structure of the inguinal canal and femoral sheath.

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