Ovarian fossa - Definition
It indicates a shallow groove or furrow in the pelvic region known as the parietal peritoneum.
Ovarian fossa - Location
The broad ligament and the urethra edges this dent. The external iliac vessels surround it superiorly while the internal iliac vessels enwrap it posteriorly. The broad ligament of the uterus surrounds it inferiorly and the ureter, anteriorly.
Ovarian fossa - Function
This grove holds the vital female organ known as the ovary.
Ovarian fossa - Pictures
The following images show you the physical appearance of this pelvic groove.
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