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Vessels Leaving the Heart

A = brachiocephalic veinB = mammary veinC = superior vena cavaD = pulmonary veinE = external jugular veinF = subclavian veinG = subclavian arteryH = brachiocephalic arteryI = aorta

Veins of the Abdomen and Hepatic Portal

Left gastric vein (coronary vein) Spleen Splenic vein Gastroepiploic vein Inferior mesenteric vein Left colic vein Jejunal vein Sigmoid vein Hemorrhoidal vein Ileocolic vein Right colic vein Median colic vein Superior mesenteric vein Hepatic portal vein Inferior vena cavaa Right hepatic vein Liver

Esophageal Hiatus

The esophageal hiatus is the opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes and then enters the stomach.  It can be viewed by pushing aside the lungs and heart within the thoracic cavity and tracing the esophagus to the diaphragm.    The inferior vena cava also can …

Inferior Vena Cava with Renal Vein

This image shows the inferior vena cava where it branches to the renal vein leading to the kidney.   The vessels appear blue because the cat has been injected with blue latex.

Dissection of the Sheep Heart

The vessels of the heart are identified in this video: aorta, pulmonary trunk, brachiocephalic, and the vena cava.  The heart is then cut in half the the internal structures are revealed: the atria,  ventricles, bicuspid and tricuspid.

Cat Vessels, Lower Body

This video traces the abdominal aorta to show where it branches to the celiac trunk, the superior mesenteric, renal arteries and inferior mesenteric.   The inferior vena cava is also shown with the renal vein branches.  Finally, the abdominal aorta splits to travel into the legs at the …

Heart and Aorta

  Photo of the heart of a cat shows the major vessels:  aorta, brachicephalic, common carotid, subclavian, and coronary vessels.

Superior Vena Cava

This image shows the superior vena cava and the two brachiocephalic veins that branch from it.  The brachiocephalic vein then branches into the subclavian artery and the external jugular veins.

Vessels that Leave the Heart

This video shows the heart and the major vessels that branch from it on a dissected cat.  The superior vena cava, aorta, subclavian, and brachiocephalic vessels are shown clearly to help students identify them on their own specimens.