HS130- Unit 4
Introduction to the voyage
Hello everyone! My name is Brandie and today we will be going on a “Fantastic Voyage” through the body of a healthy female who has been feeling under the weather. I was just informed that the female’s body has been invaded by a bacterium that affects the lower right lobe of the lung. I have currently been assigned to pilot the invasion and do a live report on my findings. Before we get started on our journey, I would like for you to meet Ms. Dazzle my mini-submarine. Our route from here will be to enter the body by injection into the right femoral vein, which is located in the upper thigh and pelvic region of the body and runs close to the femoral artery (Tamburlin & Severin, 2011). Once inside the body, we are to continue on a path that can lead us to the infected area. During my journey I will be able to provide you with specific information that describes the structures I see and how this bacterium can be fought off. After the mission, I will exit the body through the nasal cavity.
Let’s start our journey! (Femoral-Injection)…. The femoral vein is a continuation of the popliteal vein, and it carries blood back to the heart from the lower extremities. In the right femoral vein we begin traveling up to the large vein in the groin that passes with the femoral artery under the inguinal ligament to enter the abdomen (Tamburlin & Severin, 2011). Gravity here sure is hard but soon we will be passing many other interesting planes. This here is the right external iliac vein; which is formed with the common iliac. Common iliac veins are vessels that bring the blood to the heart and are joined together to form what is known as the inferior vena cava. Now that we are at the inferior vena cava let’s seeing what it has to offer for us! The vena cava is the largest vein in our body” I know crazy huh”? Get ready here we go pass the hepatic veins; which are...