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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Female perineum

Superficial perineal space (continued).

Image #157-5

KEYWORDS: Muscles and tendons, Perineum, Bones joints cartilage, Urinary tract.

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Female perineum
Superficial perineal space (continued).
The bulbospongiosus and ischiocavernosus muscles have been removed on the left side of the specimen. The left bulb of the vestibule has been slightly retracted from its position against the wall of the vestibule. Several small, aberrant bundles of muscle (18) pass across the superficial perineal space in close apposition to the inferior surface of the perineal membrane.
1 . Body of clitoris
2 . Glans of clitoris
3 . Prepuce of clitoris
4 . Labium minus
5 . External urethral opening
6 . Vaginal opening
7 . Ischiorectal fossa
8 . Anus
9 . Suspensory ligament of clitoris
10 . Pubic symphysis
11 . Crus of clitoris
12 . Adductor longus muscle (cut off)
13 . Adductor brevis muscle
14 . Gracilis muscle (cut off)
15 . Pectineus muscle
16 . Bulbus vestibuli
17 . Upper pointer: Wall of vagina (cut across) Lower pointer: Duct of greater vestibular gland
18 . Upper pointer: Greater vestibular gland Lower pointer: Aberrant muscle fasciculus
19 . Perineal membrane
20 . Ramus of ischium
21 . Ischial tuberosity
22 . Superficial transverse perineal muscle
23 . Levator ani muscle