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female pelvic organs include
ovary, uterine tube, uterus, & vagina
ovaries are paired glands that function to
produce oocytes & secrete estrogen & progesterone
location of ovaries depends upon
in nulliparous women, ovaries are located in
ovarian fossa
ovarian fossa, boundaries
iliac vessels, ureter, obturator n., obliterated umbilical a.
ovary, lateral
psoas major m.
ovary, medial
sigmoid colon posteriorly, uterus anteriorly
ovary ascends with
first pregnancy
after pregnancy, ovary usually lies
inferior to ovarian fossa & may lie as low as rectouterine pouch
part of broad ligament of uterus; attaches ovary to broad ligament
ovarian ligament is a
cranial remnant of the gubernaculum
suspensory ligament of ovary aka
infundibula-pelvic ligament
connective tissue strand that extends between gonad & labia-scrotal swelling that serves to "guide" gonadal descent
ovarian ligament connects
ovary to uterus
suspensory ligament of ovary consists of
peritoneum & subserous fascia that surrounds ovarian blood vessels
ovary forms
high in abdominal cavity & descends after its blood, lymphatic, & nerve supplies are established
ovarian a. is a branch of
aorta from LV2
ovarian a. arises from
anterolateral side of aorta
most pelvic organs receive vascular supply from
internal iliac aa branches
ovarian a descends and crosses over
ureter & external iliac vessels
after ovarian a crosses over external iliac vessels, it
courses within the suspensory ligament of ovary (peritoneum & subserous fascia)
right ovarian vein drains to
left ovarian vein drains to
left renal vein
lymphatic vessels from ovary drain to
para-aortic (lateral aortic) group of lumbar lymph nodes
lumbar lymph nodes are located
very high in abdomen, near cisterna chyli
innervation of ovaries
visceral afferents course with sympathetics (T10-11 via lesser splanchnic) & with VAGUS
innervation of ovaries established
prior to gonadal descent
portions of uterine tube
infundibulum, ampulla, isthmus, intramural
lateral funnel-shaped portion of uterine tube that has fimbriae that open into peritoneal cavity; cilia of fimbriae help gather oocyte
ampulla of uterine tube
dilated portion that is site of fertilization
isthmus of uterine tube
medial part attached to uterus
intramural part of uterine tube
located within uterus
uterine tube, functions
convey gametes, both oocyte & sperm, and convey morula to uterus
part of broad ligament attached to uterine tube
blood supply to uterine tube
ovarian & uterine aa.
veinous supply, uterine tube
ovarian & uterine vv.
uterine tube, nerve supply
CN X & pelvic parasympathetic nn; sympathetic nn.
fundus of uterus
portion of uterus furthest from exit (cervix), portion that is "superior" to openings of uterine tube
body of uterus
main portion
isthmus of uterus
constricted area of uterus prior to cervix
cervix of uterus
neck; extends into vagina; cervical canal is about 2 cm long, between internal os & external os
normal uterine position is
anteverted and anteflexed
anteverted uterus
entire uterus is bent forward onto bladder; longitudinal axis of vagina makes 90-100degree angle with uterine cervix
anteflexed uterus
angle of uterine body is bent forward about 15-20 degrees compared to uterine cervix
when urinary bladder fills, uterus is
pushed up & back; it becomes retroflexed first & then retroverted
variations on normal position of uterus
can be retroflexed and/or retroverted
rectouterine pouch aka
pouch of Douglas
rectouterine pouch is place where
peritoneum reflects from rectum onto uterus
uterovesical pouch is place where
peritoneum reflects from uterus onto urinary bladder
broad ligament of uterus
comprised of peritoneum; attached to lateral sides of uterus
portions of broad ligament of uterus
mesometrium, mesovarium, mesosalpinx
mesometrium of broad lig.
attached to uterus
mesovarium of broad lig.
attached to ovary
mesosalpinx of broad lig.
attached to fallopian tube
gubernaculum has two remnants
ovarian ligament & round ligament
ovarian ligament extends
from ovary to uterus
round ligament extends
from uterus, courses through inguinal rings & canal to end in labium majus
uterosacral ligament
peritoneum & subserous fascia; attaches sacrum to cervix; helps "anchor" cervix, keeping it in midline
pubocervical ligament
portion of pubovesical ligament
lateral (transverse) cervical ligament aka
cardinal ligament
lateral cervical ligament
composed of peritoneum & subserous fascia; located at inferior end of broad ligament
lateral cervical ligament conveys
uterine vessels; of the ligaments, greatest support; attached to cervix
uterine support (greatest to least)
pubococcygeus, urogenital diaphragm, urinary bladder, areolar tissue & endopelvic fascia, ligaments of uterus
ligaments of uterus that provide uterine support (greatest to least)
lateral cervical, uterosacral, broad, ovarian & round, pubocervical
ovarian & round ligaments
two remnants of gubernaculum
uterine a. is branch of
internal iliac
uterine a. courses in
cardinal ligament
uterine a. crosses over
uterine a. crosses
superior to ureter
uterine a. divides into
descending branches & larger ascending branch
descending branches of uterine a.
vaginal & cervical branches
uterine a. also supplies
many branches to uterus; usually also supplies tube, may supply ovary
lymphatic drainage of uterus important because of
high frequency of uterine cancer
lymphatics from fundus of uterus
drain to para-aortic group of lumbar nodes
body of uterus, lymphatics
drain to external iliac nodes via broad ligament; to internal iliac nodes via uterine vessels; to superficial inguinal nodes via path of round ligament
cervix of uterus, lymphatics
drains to sacral, external, internal & common iliac aa.
innervation of uterus via
uterovaginal plexus portion of pelvic plexus
parasympathetics travel to uterus via
pelvic splanchnic nn
sympathetics travel to uterus via
least & lumbar splanchnic nn (T12, L1, L2)
vagina, anterior wall length
8 cm (3.25 inches)
vagina, posterior wall length
9 cm (3.54 inches)
vagina, tissue type
elastic; allows for distension
fornix of vagina
continual recess around cervix (anterior, posterior, & lateral sides)
anterior relations of vagina
urinary bladder & uterus (uterus also superior)
lateral relations of vagina
levator ani & ureter
posterior relations of vagina
rectum, rectouterine pouch, perineal body
fascial covering & muscle fibers of vagina blend with ______ as vagina passes "through" pelvic diaphragm
fascia & muscles of pelvic diaphragm (levator ani portion)
primary support for vagina comes from
levator ani mm.
secondary support for vagina comes from
chief arterial supply to vagina is
vaginal aa.
secondary arterial supply to vagina (four)
uterine a, inferior vesical a, middle rectal a, internal pudendal a.
lymphatics, upper vagina
external & internal iliac nodes
lymphatics, middle vagina
internal iliac nodes
lymphatics, lower vagina
superficial inguinal nodes
male organs of the pelvis
ductus deferens, seminal vesicle, prostate, ejaculatory duct (within prostate)
ductus deferens, consist of
paired structures that are continuation of epididymis
ductus deferens, function
convey sperm
ductus deferens, course
superficial ring --> inguinal canal --> deep ring --> pelvis
ductus deferens, relationships
passes over external iliac vessels; lies adjacent to peritoneum; descends medial to ureter & obturator n.; crosses anterior to ureter; passes superior & then medial to seminal vesicle; joins duct of seminal vesicle to enter prostate
ductus deferens enlarges to
ampulla (vas deferens) medial to the seminal vesicle before it joins the duct of the seminal vesicle to enter the prostate
ductus deferens, vascular supply
deferential a.
ductus deferens, lymphatics
external iliac lymph nodes
seminal vesicle, consists of
paired glands
seminal vesicle; function
secrete fructose-rich fluid
seminal vesicle, relationships
lies lateral to vas deferens; ventral surface lies in contact with posterior surface of bladder
seminal vesicle, special relationship to rectum
dorsal surface of seminal vesicle is separated from rectum by rectovesical septum known as Denonvillier's fascia; checks against direct metastasis
rectovesical septum aka.
Denonvillier's fascia
seminal vesicle, structure
highly coiled gland
duct of seminal vesicle joins
vas deferens
seminal vesicle, vascular supply
middle rectal & inferior vesical aa.
ejaculatory duct, formed by/location
union of duct of seminal vesicle and vas deferens; only 2 cm long & located within prostate; same blood supply as seminal vesicle
prostate, location
rests on UGD
prostate, terminology re: lobation
variable, depending upon who is talking
prostate, development
five lobes: anterior, posterior, median (middle), & paired lateral lobes
prostate, anterior lobe of becomes
isthmus which contains only smooth muscle & no glandular tissue
prostate, posterior lobe becomes
incorporated into lateral lobes
prostate is traversed by
urethra & paired ejaculatory ducts
prostate, relationships
base of prostate contacts bladder; apex of prostate rests on UGD
capsule of prostate surrounded by
fibrous sheath
_______ ligaments blend with fibrous sheath of prostate
puboprostatic ligaments
prostate, arterial supply
inferior vesical a, internal pudendal a, middle rectal a
venous plexus to prostate lies
deep to sheath, superficial to capsule
venous plexus of prostate receives
deep dorsal vein
venous plexus of prostate drains to
both vertebral plexus & internal iliac vv
urethral crest of prostate
narrow midline elevation of mucosa & stroma
prostatic sinuses lie
lateral to crest
prostatic sinuses receive
12-20 prostatic ducts
colliculus seminalis is
"hill" that receives openings of ejaculatory ducts