least splanchnic nerve

least splanchnic nerve

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one of the abdominopelvic splanchnic nerves arising in the thorax and penetrating the diaphragm to supply presynaptic sympathetic fibers for the renal plexus; often combined with the lesser splanchnic nerve, but occasionally existing as an independent nerve.
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The lesser splanchnic nerve originates from T10-11 and ends in the aortico-renal plexus, while the least splanchnic nerve comes from the T12 segment and synapses in the renal plexus.
The MSC and the ASC communicated with each other at the level of T9, T10 and T11 ganglion, indicating the absence of classical pattern of greater, lesser and least splanchnic nerves on the right side.
The lesser and least splanchnic nerves were found to be emerging from the MSC and communicating with the greater splanchnic nerve at the level of T9, T10 and T11, respectively.
1 and 3), thus showing absence of classical pattern of greater, lesser or least splanchnic nerves as documented in standard textbooks.

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