Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of male pelvis from a lateral approach

Pelvic peritoneal cavity

Image #170-4

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Dissection of male pelvis from a lateral approach
Pelvic peritoneal cavity
This view of the pelvic part of the peritoneal cavity in a male subject is inserted to accompany the views of dissections for the purpose of showing the relations of organs in an intact body.
1 . Ileum (retracted upward)
2 . Promontory
3 . Vermiform appendix (folded sharply upon itself)
4 . Upper pointer: Pararectal fossa Lower pointer: Sacral flexure of rectum
5 . Location of right ureter beneath peritoneum
6 . Medial umbilical fold
7 . Urinary bladder
8 . Descending colon
9 . Sigmoid colon
10 . Area of transition from descending colon to sigmoid colon
11 . Lateral umbilical fold
12 . Median umbilical fold
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