Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach

Rectum, vagina, bladder and ureter, right lateral view

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Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach
Rectum, vagina, bladder and ureter, right lateral view
The uterosacral and lateral cervical ligaments have been resected along with parts of the pelvic plexus to expose the vagina and rectum.
1 . Articular surface of sacrum
2 . Uterine artery
3 . Ureter
4 . Rectum (sacral flexure)
5 . Vaginal artery
6 . Coccygeus muscle (cut across)
7 . Coccyx
8 . Upper pointer: Inferior vesical artery Lower pointer: Vagina (external aspect)
9 . Middle rectal artery (note vaginal branch)
10 . Pelvic plexus (cut across)
11 . Rectum (perineal flexure)
12 . Upper pointer: Levator ani muscle (note continuity with longitudinal muscle of anal canal) Lower pointer: Longitudinal layer of muscular tunic of anal canal
13 . External anal sphincter muscle (partially resected)
14 . Anus
15 . Central tendon of perineum
16 . Major vestibular gland
17 . Urogenital diaphragm
18 . Vestibule of vagina
19 . Promontory
20 . Sigmoid colon
21 . Uterus
22 . Urinary bladder
23 . Pubic symphysis
24 . Cervix of bladder
25 . Clitoris