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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section: Section 6: Pelvis, Perineum, Hip, and Upper Thigh

Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section: Section 6. Pelvis, Perineum, Hip, and Upper Thigh

Plate 6.25

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Jean J. Jew, M.D., and Paul C. Reimann, B.S.
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Plate 6.25

Upper Left Quadrant

Lower Left Quadrant

Lower Right Quadrant

Upper Right Quadrant

1. Peritoneal cavity
2. Inferior epigastric a. and v.
3. Uterine tube (fallopii)
4. External iliac a.
5. Deep circumflex iliac a. and v.
6. Iliopsoas m.
7. Sartorius m.
8. Femoral nerve
9. Tendon m. rectus femoris
10. Iliopsoas m.
11. Obturator nerve and a.
12. Ilium
13. Ovarian a. and w.
14. Right ureter
15. Obturator fascia
16. Right ovary

17. Obturator internus m.
18. Gluteus maximus m.
19. Sciatic nerve
20. Greater sciatic foramen
21. Inferior gluteal a. and v.
22. Coccygeus m.
23. Sigmoid colon
24. Sacral hiatus

25. Coccygeus m.
26. Sigmoid colon
27. Piriformis m.
28. Sciatic nerve
29. Gluteus maximus m.
30. Obturator internus m.
31. Ureter
32. Superior gluteal a. and v.

33. Obturator nerve
34. Uterus, cervical canal
35. Gluteus medius m.
36. Gluteus minimus m.
37. Ligamentum teres (round ligament) of uterus
33. Femoral nerve
39. Anterior inferior iliac spine and external iliac a.
40. Ileum
41. Ileum
42. Ileum

This section passes through the ileum (40, 41, 42), cervical canal of the uterus (34), right ovary (16), ilium (12, 39), and sacral hiatus (24).

At this level, the ureters (14, 31) flank the right ovary (16) and the uterus (34). The round ligament (37) of the left side is seen leaving the uterus.

All of the component parts are converging to form the sciatic nerve (19, 28). The sciatic nerve is usually formed from the fourth and fifth lumbar and first, second, and third sacral nerves.

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