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Figure 19: (a) The SMV runs behind the body of the pancreas. It can be followed below the pancreas and its tributaries can be sometimes seen. In this case, the bowel loops are seen between the wall of the stomach (to which the gastrocolic ligament is attached) and the superior mesenteric vein, which lies within the mesentery. (b) On further rotation from the previous position, the aorta is seen. The small bowel loops are seen between the aorta and stomach. (c) On further rotation from the previous position, the left kidney is seen. The small bowel loops are seen lying anterior to the psoas major below the lower pole of the left kidney. (d) On further rotation from the previous position, the spine is seen. The small bowel loops are seen between the spine and stomach. SMV: Superior mesenteric vein

Figure 19: (a) The SMV runs behind the body of the pancreas. It can be followed below the pancreas and its tributaries can be sometimes seen. In this case, the bowel loops are seen between the wall of the stomach (to which the gastrocolic ligament is attached) and the superior mesenteric vein, which lies within the mesentery. (b) On further rotation from the previous position, the aorta is seen. The small bowel loops are seen between the aorta and stomach. (c) On further rotation from the previous position, the left kidney is seen. The small bowel loops are seen lying anterior to the psoas major below the lower pole of the left kidney. (d) On further rotation from the previous position, the spine is seen. The small bowel loops are seen between the spine and stomach. SMV: Superior mesenteric vein