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Surgical Anatomy of the Abdomen: 4

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The abdominal cavity is bounded above by the diaphragm. The roots of the diaphragm originate along the lateral borders of the upper lumbar vertebrae. The esophageal hiatus is comprised of muscle predominantly from the right crus. The aortic hiatus is formed by the crossing of the two crura. 

Related topic: Diaphragm Development     

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Surgical Anatomy of the Abdomen: 5

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The lower boundary of the abdominal cavity is the pelvic diaphragm (levator sling). The puborectalis creates the ano-rectal angle critical for continence. 

Related topic: Perineal Proctectomy with Parkes Posterior Repair      

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Surgical Anatomy of the Abdomen: 6

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The parietal peritoneum conforms to the contours of the endoabdominal fascia. The shape of this envelope is bulbous beneath the diaphragms, flattened by spinal column and psoas muscles in the mid-abdomen and takes a sharp posterior turn into the sacral hollow of the pelvis. The peritoneum is loosely adherent to transversalis fascia, the interspace contains pre-peritoneal fat, and is easily peeled apart 

Related topics: The Peritoneal Cavity, Preperitoneal Hernia Repair     

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