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Pelvis and perineum

Pelvic girdle and floor

The pelvic girdle connects the trunk and the lower limbs and provides support and stability to the human body.
  1. Bony pelvis
    Comprehensive overview of the bony pelvis.
  2. Muscles of the pelvic floor and perineum
    Overview of the muscles that form the pelvic floor and perineum

Female pelvis and reproductive organs

The female pelvis is larger and wider than the male pelvis and houses the rectum, bladder and female reproductive organs.
  1. Introduction to the female pelvic cavity
    An overview of the anatomy and contents of the female pelvic cavity.
  2. Uterus, uterine tubes and ovaries
    Structure, relations and functions of the uterus, uterine tubes and ovaries.
  3. Cervix, vagina and vulva
    Anatomy of the cervix, vagina and vulva
  4. Superior view of the female pelvis
    Ligaments, vessels and organs as seen from a superior view.

Male pelvis and reproductive organs

The male pelvis is narrower and taller than the female and houses mainly the rectum, bladder and reproductive organs.
  1. Introduction to the male pelvic cavity
    An overview of the anatomy and contents of the male pelvic cavity.
  2. Testis and epididymis
    Testes and epididymides are involved in the production and storage of sperm.
  3. Scrotum and spermatic cord
    Learn about the contents, coverings and neurovascular supply of the scrotum and spermatic cord

Urinary bladder and urethra

The urinary bladder is a hollow muscular organ responsible for collecting urine coming from the kidneys through the ureters and eliminating it via the urethra.
  1. Male urinary bladder and urethra
    An overview of the anatomical features and relations of the male urinary bladder and urethra
  2. Female urinary bladder and urethra
    Anatomy and relations of the female urinary bladder and urethra.

Perineum

The perineum is the part of the pelvis below the pelvic diaphragm and it contains the external genitalia and anus.
  1. Penis
    Components and anatomy of the penis.
  2. Female perineum
    An overview of the anatomy of the female perineum
  3. Neurovasculature of the female perineum
    A comprehensive overview of the nerves and vessels of the female perineum.

Nerves, vessels and lymphatics of the pelvis

The pelvis receives blood supply and innervation from an extended network of arteries and nerves respectively.
  1. Sacral plexus
    A complex nerve plexus which supplies the pelvis and lower limb.
  2. Nerves of the male pelvis
    An overview of the innervation of the male pelvis.
  3. Nerves of the female pelvis
    An overview of the innervation of the female pelvis.
  4. Blood supply of the male pelvis
    Arteries and veins of the male pelvis.
  5. Blood supply of the female pelvis
    Arteries and veins of the female pelvis.
  6. Lymphatics of the male genitalia
    Lymph nodes and vessels of the male genitalia.
  7. Lymphatics of the urinary organs
    Lymph nodes and vessels of the kidneys, bladder, ureters and urethra.

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