Apex of urinary bladder
Apex of urinary bladder - Definition
It refers to a musculomembranous sac that is the most anterior element of the pelvic viscera. It is also known in Latin as "Apex vesicae urinariae."
Apex of urinary bladder - Location
When empty, it can wholly be found in the pelvic cavity. When full, it expands in a superior direction into the abdomen. In females, it is inferior to the uterus and anterior to the vagina. It is anterior to rectum in males.
Apex of urinary bladder - Appearance
When empty, the urinary bladder appears as a three-shaped pyramid. It has:
Apex of urinary bladder - Function
It functions like a reservoir for the urine. It carries the peritoneum from the vertex of the bladder on to the wall of the abdomen in order to form the middle umbilical fold.
Apex of urinary bladder - Pictures
These images would prove assistive to you in understanding the location of this urinary structure and also how it appears to view.
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