Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of male pelvis from a lateral approach

Pelvic diaphragm, close-up view of left side

Image #169-1

KEYWORDS: Muscles and tendons.

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Dissection of male pelvis from a lateral approach
Pelvic diaphragm, close-up view of left side
The specimen shown in the previous view is seen here in a close-up photograph of the lower area of the dissection.
1 . Right pointer: Levator ani muscle Left pointer: Tendinous arch of levator ani muscle
2 . Obturator fascia
3 . Acetabulum
4 . Obturator nerve, artery, and vein
5 . Obturator internus muscle (fibers of origin of muscle lodged in cleft between obturator fascia (2) and periosteum (6)
6 . Periosteum
7 . Body of pubic bone
8 . Sacrospinous ligament
9 . Pudendal nerve (also see no. 20)
10 . Ischial spine
11 . Coccygeus muscle
12 . Coccyx
13 . Sacral nerve IV (perineal branch)
14 . Anococcygeal ligament
15 . Upper pointer: Inferior rectal nerve Lower pointer: Inferior rectal artery
16 . Internal pudendal artery
17 . Perineal artery
18 . External anal sphincter muscle
19 . Central tendon of perineum
20 . Right pointer: Pudendal nerve (also see no. 9) Left pointer: Urogenital diaphragm (partially dissected)
21 . Bulb of penis (dissected)
22 . Spongy part of urethra (opened)
23 . Inferior pubic ramus
24 . Dorsal artery of penis
25 . Dorsal nerve of the penis
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