Aorta and Vena Cava in Suprarenal Transverse Sections, Incl. the Renal Vessels Just below the diaphragm, the vena cava is surrounded by liver tissue. The aorta lies directly behind the gastroesophageal junction, often making the vessel more difficult to scan. The left gastric artery is identified as a small-caliber vessel cranial to the celiac trunk.
Ultrasound images Passage of aorta and vena cava through diaphragm
ultrasound images Left gastric artery
ultrasound images Celiac trunk
ultrasound images Celiac trunk After arising from the aorta, the celiac trunk runs a short distance to the left The proximal part of the celiac trunk also turns slightly downward in most cases