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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)
Latin Fossa ovarica
Gray's subject #266 1254

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

This ovarian fossa has the following boundaries:


This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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