Ovarian fossa

Ovarian fossa
Ovarian fossa
Female pelvis and its contents, seen from above and in front.
Bifurcation of the aorta and the right iliac arteries - side view. (Diagram is of a male, but internal and external iliac arteries are in similar positions in female. "Hypogastric artery" is an older name for internal iliac artery. Ureter is visible near split.)
Latin fossa ovarica
Gray's subject #266 1254

The ovary lies in a shallow depression, named the ovarian fossa, on the lateral wall of the pelvis.

This fossa has the following boundaries:

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