celiac ganglion


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celiac ganglion

Either of a pair of interconnected prevertebral autonomic ganglia in the celiac plexus, a meshwork of autonomic axons that wrap around the celiac trunk and the root of the superior mesenteric artery. The celiac ganglia are the largest of the prevertebral ganglia and receive preganglionic sympathetic axons via the major splanchnic nerves.
See also: ganglion
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The sympathetic nerves originate from the ganglionated cord of T5-T12, synapse with the celiac ganglion afterwards.
The celiac ganglion is a very small nerve plexus located deep in the abdomen and adjacent to major arteries and critical abdominal structures.
After surgery and biopsy it becomes difficult to decide whether the responsible component for the celiac trunk compression is the arcuate ligament or the celiac ganglion fibrosis (Edwards et al.; Colapinto et al.).