The ovaries and surrounding structures - image description

The image shows a side view of a female body from the level of the belly button down to the upper thigh. It shows the structures and organs in the abdomen and pelvis.

There are three small openings into the pelvis between the legs. The opening closest to the back of the body leads up into a tube shaped space. This is the back passage (rectum). The opening closest to the front of the body leads up into a rounded hollow organ. This is the bladder. The opening in the middle leads up into a slightly larger hollow organ with thick walls. This is the womb (uterus).

The womb sits behind and over the bladder. 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.

Above the bladder and womb, a large space is shown. This space fills the front half of the body. Most of the space contains an irregular bundle of thick tubing. This is the bowel. A long flap of tissue is shown hanging down in the space in front of the bowel. This is the omentum.

A thin lining is shown covering the walls of the space. The lining also covers the surfaces of the bowel, bladder and womb. This lining is the peritoneum.

A fine tube is shown behind the bowel and womb. This is a ureter. It enters the top of the image towards the back of the body. It travels down behind the bowel and womb and connects to the top of the bladder through a small opening.