Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach

Interior of vagina, viewed from right side

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Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach
Interior of vagina, viewed from right side
The vagina has been opened along its right border. Its walls have been separated to permit a view of the interior.
1 . Fornix of vagina
2 . Middle rectal artery
3 . Opening of uterus
4 . Posterior wall of vagina
5 . Superior fascia of pelvic diaphragm
6 . Rectum
7 . Vaginal venous plexus
8 . Levator ani muscle (cut off)
9 . External anal sphincter muscle (superficial and deep portions, partially removed)
10 . Upper pointer: Urethral carina Lower pointer: Posterior neck fold
11 . Muscular tunic of anal canal (longitudinal layer)
12 . External anal sphincter muscle (subcutaneous part)
13 . Central tendon of perineum
14 . Hymenal caruncles
15 . Vestibule of vagina
16 . External urethral opening
17 . Urogenital diaphragm
18 . Labium minus
19 . Labium majus
20 . Vaginal artery
21 . Inferior vesical artery
22 . Posterior labium uterine opening
23 . Anterior labium uterine opening
24 . Left pointer: Posterior vaginal wall anterior Right pointer: Anterior wall of vagina
25 . Urinary bladder
26 . Vesical venous plexus
27 . Vesical sphincter muscle
28 . Pubic arcuate ligament (cut in midline)
29 . Dorsal vein of clitoris
30 . Commissure of vestibular bulb
31 . Body of clitoris
32 . Glans of clitoris