This page contains movies and animations to illustrate various aspects of gastrointestinal tract development.
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Movie of Gastrointestinal Tract Rotation. A simplified illustration of showing gastrointestinal tract rotation to achieve its final anotomical location and relationships.
Quicktime: gitrot.mov (26 Kb)
Endoderm (164 Kb) Features: gastrointestinal tract, yolk stalk, yolk sac, allantois
Endoderm large version(270 Kb) Features: gastrointestinal tract, yolk stalk, yolk sac, allantois
Formation of Definitive Gut (315 Kb)
Stomach Rotation (326 Kb)
Stomach Rotation large version (620 Kb)
Lesser Sac superior view (104 Kb)
Lesser Sac ventrolateral view (408 Kb)
Hindgut (364 Kb)
Cloaca (276 Kb)
The following are links to 3D reconstruction animations of serial images of the gastrointestinal tract at an early and late embryonic stage. (More? 3D Model Movies)
Stage 13/14 Embryo: Gastrointestinal Tract
Stage 22 Embryo: Gastrointestinal Tract
Movie of anatomical position of the erect adult stomach position on filling, based upon historic drawings.
Quicktime: adult_stomach_position.mov (36 Kb)