Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of male pelvis from a lateral approach

Blood vessels and nerves of right lateral pelvic wall

Image #172-4

KEYWORDS: Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature.

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Dissection of male pelvis from a lateral approach
Blood vessels and nerves of right lateral pelvic wall
Visceral branches of vessels and nerves have been cut away. The prostate and seminal vesicles have been retained in situ. The view is from the left and slightly anterior.
1 . Common iliac artery
2 . Psoas major muscle
3 . Internal iliac artery
4 . Upper pointer: Internal iliac vein (pointer at origin of superior gluteal vein) Lower pointer: Superior gluteal artery
5 . Upper pointer: Inferior gluteal artery Lower pointer: Internal pudendal artery
6 . External iliac artery and vein
7 . Obturator vein
8 . Lateral umbilical ligament
9 . Upper pointer: Obturator artery Lower pointer: Obturator nerve
10 . Inferior epigastric artery
11 . Superior pubic ramus
12 . Pubic symphysis (sectioned)
13 . Internal urethral opening
14 . Prostate
15 . Spinal branch iliolumbar artery
16 . Lateral sacral artery
17 . Sacral nerve I (ventral ramus)
18 . Pelvic surface of sacrum
19 . Right sympathetic trunk
20 . Articular surface of sacrum
21 . Lateral sacral veins
22 . Sacral nerve II (ventral ramus)
23 . Sacral nerve III
24 . Inferior gluteal vein
25 . Upper pointer: Pelvic splanchnic nerve (cut off) Lower pointer: Pudendal nerve
26 . Sacral nerve IV (ventral ramus)
27 . Fascia of piriform muscle (mostly removed)
28 . Pelvic splanchnic nerve (cut off)
29 . Nerve to Levator ani muscle
30 . Sciatic nerve
31 . Superior fascia of pelvic diaphragm (at posterior border of pelvic diaphragm)
32 . Seminal vesicle
33 . Anal canal
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