Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach

Blood vessels and nerves of uterus, vagina and neck of bladder, anterior view

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Dissection of female pelvis from a lateral approach
Blood vessels and nerves of uterus, vagina and neck of bladder, anterior view
The bladder has been transected close to the internal urethral opening and has been removed, together with the ureter, from the dissection. The anterior surfaces of the uterus and vagina are exposed to view.
1 . Left sympathetic trunk
2 . Middle sacral artery
3 . Middle sacral vein
4 . Intervertebral disc L. V - S. I
5 . Right sympathetic trunk
6 . Lateral sacral artery
7 . Sacral nerve IV
8 . Pelvic diaphragm (right half, cut close to sacral and coccygeal attachment)
9 . Uterine vein
10 . Uterus
11 . Uterine venous plexus
12 . Pelvic ganglion
13 . Vaginal venous plexus
14 . Vagina
15 . Vesical venous plexus
16 . Cervix of urinary bladder
17 . Inferior vesical artery
18 . Pubic branch of obturator artery
19 . Pectineal ligament
20 . Superior hypogastric plexus
21 . Common iliac artery
22 . Internal iliac artery and vein
23 . Psoas major muscle
24 . Lateral umbilical ligament
25 . Left pointer: Internal pudendal artery Right pointer: Inferior gluteal artery
26 . Vaginal artery
27 . Uterine artery
28 . Pelvic diaphragm
29 . External iliac artery and vein
30 . Obturator nerve
31 . Ligamentum teres (of uterus)