Female anterior exenteration - image description

The image shows a side view of a female pelvis.

There are three small openings into the pelvis between the legs. The opening closest to the back of the body is called the anus. It leads up into a tube shaped space called the back passage or rectum. The opening closest to the front of the body leads up through a short narrow tube called the urethra. This leads into a rounded hollow organ called the bladder. The opening in the middle leads through a longer tube called the vagina. This leads into a hollow organ with thick walls called the womb. The lowest part of the womb is highlighted where it meets the vagina. The highlighted area is called the cervix. At the top of the womb, a thin short tube is shown leaving the womb. This is a fallopian tube. It leads to a small solid oval organ. This is an ovary. The womb sits behind and over the bladder.

There is a shaded area covering the bladder, womb, cervix, ovary and vagina. This shaded area shows the organs that are removed in an anterior exenteration.