Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach

Lateral view of ligaments, vessels and nerves of right ovary

Image #160-5

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

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Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach
Lateral view of ligaments, vessels and nerves of right ovary
The peritoneum has been removed from the lateral pelvic wall. The hilum of the ovary (26) and the broad ligament of the uterus (36) have been dissected. The ovary has been elevated for better exposure of the dissection.
1 . Obturator nerve (cut off)
2 . Sigmoid colon
3 . Upper pointer: Superior gluteal vein Lower pointer: Obturator artery
4 . Superior gluteal artery
5 . Articular surface of sacrum
6 . Sacral nerve I
7 . Lateral umbilical ligament
8 . Piriform muscle
9 . Upper pointer: Inferior gluteal artery (internal pudendal artery was a branch of this trunk) Lower pointer: Coccygeal branch of inferior gluteal artery (see 159-1)
10 . Uterine artery (note vesicular branches)
11 . Uterine vein
12 . Superior vesical arteries
13 . Ureter
14 . Inferior vesical artery
15 . Vesical venous plexus
16 . Vesical nerve plexus
17 . Uterosacral ligament
18 . Urinary bladder
19 . Psoas major muscle
20 . External iliac vein
21 . External iliac artery
22 . Ovarian nerve plexus
23 . Ovarian artery
24 . Suspensory ligament of ovary
25 . Fimbria of uterine tube
26 . Upper pointer: Right ovary (elevated) Lower pointer: Hilus of ovary (dissected)
27 . Peritoneum lining pelvic cavity (in background)
28 . Infundibulum of uterine tube (in background)
29 . Left ovary (in background)
30 . Ligamentum teres (of uterus) (elevated)
31 . Proper ovarian ligament
32 . Ligamentum teres (of uterus) (in background)
33 . Left uterine tube (in background)
34 . Ovarian branch of uterine artery
35 . Uterus
36 . Broad ligament of uterus (dissected)
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