Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach

Median section of bladder, urethra, uterus and vagina, right lateral view

Image #161-3

KEYWORDS: Anal canal, Urinary tract, Uterus, Vagina, Anal canal, External genitalia, Large intestine, Muscles and tendons, Ovary, Vagina.

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Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach
Median section of bladder, urethra, uterus and vagina, right lateral view
The bladder, urethra, uterus and vagina have been sectioned in the median plane. The rectum and anal canal have been exposed but not opened. Peritoneum remains intact in the left half of the pelvic cavity.
1 . Rectouterine fold
2 . Lateral sacral crest
3 . Uterine cavity
4 . Levator ani muscle (cut off)
5 . Upper pointer: Posterior labium uterine opening Middle pointer: Opening of uterus Lower pointer: Anterior labium uterine opening
6 . Vagina
7 . Left pointer: Lamina of connective tissue forming vesicovaginal septum Right pointer: Internal urethral opening
8 . Left pointer: Posterior wall of vagina Right pointer: Anterior wall of vagina
9 . External anal sphincter muscle
10 . Anal canal (pointer on muscular tunic)
11 . Central tendon of perineum
12 . Vestibule of vagina
13 . External urethral opening
14 . Labium minus
15 . Sigmoid colon
16 . Left pointer: Fimbria of uterine tube Right pointer: Suspensory ligament of ovary
17 . Ampulla of uterine tube
18 . Left pointer: Ovarian fossa Right pointer: Ovary
19 . Mesosigmoid colon
20 . Appendices epiploicae
21 . Fundus of uterus
22 . Ligamentum teres (of uterus)
23 . Apex of urinary bladder
24 . Pubic symphysis
25 . Body of urinary bladder
26 . Upper pointer: Vesical sphincter muscle Lower pointer: Urethra
27 . Clitoris
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