Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of male pelvis from a lateral approach

Left anterolateral view of pelvic organs in situ, peritoneum partially removed

Image #170-5

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Dissection of male pelvis from a lateral approach
Left anterolateral view of pelvic organs in situ, peritoneum partially removed
The pelvic peritoneum remains in place to the right of the midline. The anterior abdominal wall has been folded downward.
1 . Iliac lymph node
2 . Sigmoid colon (cut off)
3 . Ureter
4 . Psoas major muscle (covered by psoas fascia)
5 . Iliacus muscle (covered by iliac fascia)
6 . Transversus abdominis muscle (origin)
7 . Internal oblique muscle (cut off at origin)
8 . Cut margin of peritoneum
9 . Testicular artery
10 . Position of ureter (covered by peritoneum)
11 . Upper pointer: Apex of urinary bladder Lower pointer: Median umbilical ligament
12 . Body of urinary bladder (pointer on cut margin of peritoneum)
13 . Pubic symphysis
14 . Upper pointer: Ductus deferens (cut off) Lower pointer: Ureter (cut off)
15 . Superior rectal vein
16 . Superior rectal artery
17 . Common iliac artery (pointer at bifurcation into internal and external iliac arteries)
18 . Common iliac vein (pointer at origin of external iliac vein)
19 . Femoral nerve (cut off)
20 . Iliolumbar vein
21 . Lumbosacral trunk
22 . Parietal pelvic fascia
23 . Articular surface of sacrum
24 . Superior gluteal artery (cut off)
25 . Sacral lymph nodes
26 . Piriform muscle
27 . Sacral flexure of rectum
28 . Coccygeus muscle
29 . Rectum
30 . Coccyx
31 . Seminal vesicle
32 . Levator ani muscle
33 . Base of prostate
34 . Perineal flexure of rectum
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