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Abdomen Sectional Atlas: 15

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Near the top of L4, the lower poles of the kidneys are seen as well as the numerous vessels in the small bowel mesentery. The lucency around the kidneys is perinephric fat, which tapers above and below the kidneys within Gerota's fascia (see image bilL3018).      

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Abdomen Sectional Atlas: 16

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At L4, the aortic bifurcation is seen. The narrow descending colon on the left and wide cecum on the right are seen. The appendix is visualized with contrast in the lumen (see appendectomy). The appendix is retrocecal here as it is in the majority of individuals.      

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At the top of L5, the common iliac arteries diverge. The base of the appendix is seen at the cecum. Note the umbilicus in relation to the aortic bifurcation.       

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