Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Pelvic peritoneal cavity of female

Left ovarian fossa, close-up view

Image #164-1

KEYWORDS: Ovary, Muscles and tendons, Uterus.

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Pelvic peritoneal cavity of female
Left ovarian fossa, close-up view
The left wall of the pelvic cavity is viewed here with the specimen turned slightly to demonstrate the position of the ovary in the ovarian fossa and to show its relations to neighboring structures. The same specimen is also shown in view 161-4 and in subsequent views of that series.
1 . Appendix epiploica
2 . Sigmoid colon
3 . Fimbria of uterine tube
4 . Rectouterine fold
5 . Position of ureter (faintly visible through peritoneum)
6 . Ovarian fossa
7 . Fundus of uterus
8 . Urinary bladder
9 . Peritoneum overlying iliac vessels
10 . External iliac vein (visible as bluish discoloration beneath peritoneum)
11 . Peritoneum of anterior abdominal wall (reflected)
12 . Mesosalpinx
13 . Ovary
14 . Proper ovarian ligament
15 . Uterine tube
16 . Ligamentum teres (of uterus)
17 . Uterovesical pouch
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