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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of female pelvis froma lateral approach

Close-up view of clitoris

Image #159-3

KEYWORDS: Muscles and tendons.

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Dissection of female pelvis froma lateral approach
Close-up view of clitoris
The structure and relations of the clitoris are shown in this close-up view of the specimen illustrated in the previous photograph. The ischiocavernosus and bulbospongiosus muscles have been removed from the dissection. The right crus, body and glans of the clitoris are exposed. A fibrous commissural extension (4) from the pars intermedia of the vestibular bulb, joined by its fellow of the opposite side, passes forward to fuse with the clitoris.
1 . Crus of clitoris
2 . Vestibular bulb (cavernous spaces within erectile tissue filled with blue latex)
3 . Intermediate part of bulb of vestibule
4 . Commissure of vestibular bulb (joined anteriorly with body of clitoris)
5 . Labium minus (dissected)
6 . Vestibule of vagina
7 . Labium minus
8 . Frenulum of clitoris
9 . Glans of clitoris
10 . Pubic bone (partially resected)
11 . Tendon of origin of gracilis muscle (cut off)
12 . Dorsal nerve of clitoris
13 . Cutaneous branch of dorsal nerve of clitoris
14 . Dorsal artery of clitoris
15 . Pubic symphysis
16 . Suspensory ligament of clitoris
17 . Body of clitoris
18 . Skin of mons pubis
19 . Prepuce of clitoris