Ovarian fossa

Ovarian fossa
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Ovarian fossa Definition

It refers to a shallow depression in the parietal peritoneum of the pelvis.

Ovarian fossa Location

This dent is bordered by the urethra and the broad ligament holding up the uterus. It is superiorly surrounded by the external iliac vessels, posteriorly by the internal iliac vessels and ureter and by the broad ligament of the uterus anteriorly and inferiorly.

Ovarian fossa Function

The ovary is located in this depression.

Ovarian fossa Pictures

Take a peek at these images to know how this pelvic depression appears to view.

Picture of Ovarian fossa

Picture 1 –¬†Ovarian fossa

Image of Ovarian fossa

Picture 2 –¬†Ovarian fossa Image

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovarian_fossa

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ovarian+fossa

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