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The Intestines Take the Stage

7 weeks, 4 days

Buy NowFrom The Biology of Prenatal Development.

Note:

The prominent loops of the intestines bulge into the base of the umbilical cord. The feet touch in the midline.

Label Key:

  • 1. umbilical vein
  • 2. umbilical cord
  • 3. vitelline vessels
  • 4. sole of left foot
  • 5. right foot
  • 6. loops of intestine in base of umbilical cord (physiologic herniation)

All ages referenced to fertilization, not last menstrual period.
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The Intestines Take the Stage
The Intestines Take the Stage
The Feet Touch
The Feet Touch
Face of the 8-Week Embryo
Face of the 8-Week Embryo
Right Hand & Eye
Right Hand & Eye
Reaching Out, Left Hand
Reaching Out, Left Hand
Scalp and Superficial Vessels
Scalp and Superficial Vessels
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