Phrenic plexus

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 19 Oct 2022

The phrenic plexus (plural: plexuses) is an autonomic nerve plexus and ganglia in the upper abdomen. It is a lateral epiarterial extension of the celiac plexus.

Summary

Variant anatomy

  • the left ganglia and plexus are absent in most people 1

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: abdominal sympathetic nerves (Gray's illustrations)
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