Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach

Blood vessels and nerves of uterus, vagina and bladder, medial view

Image #163-2

KEYWORDS: Peripheral nervous system, Uterus, Vagina, Vasculature, Central nervous system, External genitalia, Muscles and tendons, Ovary, Peripheral nervous system.

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Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach
Blood vessels and nerves of uterus, vagina and bladder, medial view
The uterus and vagina have been retracted posteriorly and the bladder has been drawn forward to expose the vessels and nerves as they approach the left borders of these organs.
1 . Ureter:
2 . Uterine artery (note vaginal artery branching off slightly below level of pointer)
3 . Superior hypogastric plexus
4 . Uterine veins
5 . Inferior hypogastric plexus (pelvic plexus)
6 . Parietal pelvic fascia
7 . Uterus
8 . Uterine venous plexus
9 . Vaginal venous plexus
10 . Vagina
11 . Vesicovaginal septum (cut edge)
12 . Wall of vagina (cut in median plane)
13 . Anal canal
14 . Urethra
15 . Vesical venous plexus
16 . Dorsal vein of clitoris
17 . Crus of clitoris
18 . External iliac artery and vein
19 . Obturator nerve
20 . Obturator artery and vein
21 . Upper pointer: Pelvic diaphragm Lower pointer: Pelvic ganglion
22 . Ligamentum teres (of uterus) (cut across)
23 . Superior vesical artery (branch of uterine artery)
24 . Ureter (at junction with wall of bladder)
25 . Vesical nerve plexus
26 . Urinary bladder
27 . Pubic symphysis
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