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Anatomy of the Pelvis

McBride, Andrew W. MD*; Li, Janet MD*; Gutman, Robert MD

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: May-June 2003 - Volume 9 - Issue 3 - p 103-123
doi: 10.1097/01.spv.0000080496.16837.3d
Fellows Lecture Series

This article details the different areas of the structural and surgical anatomy of the pelvis, including the abdominal wall, the bony pelvis and ligaments, the pelvic vasculature and nerves, the lower urinary tract, the lower gastrointestinal tract, and the various potential surgical spaces between the pelvic viscera and parietal structures.

*Department of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD; and the †Department of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University Medical System, Baltimore, MD.

Correspondence and reprint requests to: Andrew W. McBride, M.D. Gyn Clinical Practice 6569 N. Charles Street, PPW, Suite 307 Baltimore, MD 21204. E-mail:

© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.