Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach

Fascial layers related to bladder, close-up view

Image #160-1

KEYWORDS: Urinary tract, Vasculature.

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Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach
Fascial layers related to bladder, close-up view
The fascial layers associated with the anteroinferior aspect of the bladder have been separated from each other. The umbilicovesical fascia (14) divides to cover both surfaces of the bladder. Superiorly this layer is related to the subserosa of the peritoneum and extends laterally to the lateral umbilical ligament (11). An intermediate fascial plane, the umbilical prevesical fascia (15), intervenes between the umbilicovesical fascia behind the transversalis fascia (13) in front. The bladder in this specimen has a large posterolateral recess that has been infolded to permit display of nearby structures in the photograph.
1 . Superior vesical artery
2 . Uterine artery (uncolored)
3 . Vesical vein
4 . Rectouterinus muscle
5 . Urinary bladder (see text above)
6 . Levator ani muscle (reflected)
7 . Dorsal artery of clitoris (cut off)
8 . Obturator artery
9 . Parietal peritoneum (pointer on tela subserosa)
10 . Ligamentum teres (of uterus)
11 . Lateral umbilical ligament
12 . Upper pointer: Fibrous cord connecting lateral umbilical ligament with a branch of obturator artery Lower pointer: Branch of obturator artery
13 . Transversalis fascia
14 . Umbilicovesical fascia
15 . Umbilical prevesical fascia
16 . Pubic symphysis
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