Pelvic cavity

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Template:Infobox Anatomy The pelvic cavity is a body cavity that is bounded by the bones of the pelvis and which primarily contains reproductive organs, the urinary bladder, and the rectum.


The boundaries are as follows:

roof: pelvic brim[1]
posterior: sacrum, coccyx lateral: obturator internus anterior: pubic symphysis
floor: pelvic floor

Greater and lesser pelvis

The lesser pelvis (or "true" pelvis" only includes structures inferior to the pelvic brim.

For example, the pelvic splanchnic nerves arising at S2-S4 is in the true pelvis, but the femoral nerve from L2-L4 is only in the "false pelvis", or greater pelvis.


Ligament From To
broad ligament of the uterus
* mesovarium ovary
* mesosalpinx Fallopian tube
* mesometrium
cardinal ligament
ovarian ligament ovary uterus
round ligament of the uterus
suspensory ligament of the ovary



Additional images


  1. "Anatomy of the Female Pelvis - D. El-Mowafi". Retrieved 2007-12-03.

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