Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of female pelvis froma lateral approach

Pelvic diaphragm, lateral view with pudendal vessels and nerves in situ

Image #159-4

KEYWORDS: Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature, Bones joints cartilage, Central nervous system, Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system.

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Dissection of female pelvis froma lateral approach
Pelvic diaphragm, lateral view with pudendal vessels and nerves in situ
In an earlier view of this specimen (158-7) the pelvic diaphragm was partially visible through a window cut in the lateral pelvic wall. The exposure of the diaphragm has been increased by resection of more of the ischium. The pudendal vessels and nerves have been retained in place, although the fascia (25) that formed the walls of the pudendal canal has been nearly completely removed from around them.
1 . Greater sciatic notch
2 . Ischial spine
3 . Inferior gluteal nerve (cut off)
4 . Internal pudendal artery and vein
5 . Pudendal nerve
6 . Inferior rectal nerve
7 . Inferior rectal artery
8 . Anococcygeal ligament
9 . External anal sphincter muscle
10 . Anus
11 . Perineal artery
12 . Dorsal artery of clitoris
13 . Central tendon of perineum
14 . Greater vestibular (Bartholin's) gland
15 . Vestibular bulb
16 . Vestibule of vagina
17 . Tendinous arch of levator ani muscle (atypical, see discussion of 158-7)
18 . Acetabulum (remnant)
19 . Obturator artery
20 . Femoral artery
21 . Femoral vein
22 . Inguinal ligament
23 . Levator ani muscle
24 . Body of pubic bone (partially cut away)
25 . Obturator fascia (forming medial wall of pudendal canal)
26 . Body of clitoris
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