Transverse section of human embryo eight and a half to nine weeks old. (Mesovarium visible at center.)
Uterus and right broad ligament, seen from behind. (Broad ligament visible at center. Mesovarium not labeled, but it is the portion of the broad ligament closest to the ovary.)
At first the mesonephros and genital ridge are suspended by a common mesentery, but as the embryo grows the genital ridge gradually becomes pinched off from the mesonephros, with which it is at first continuous, though it still remains connected to the remnant of this body by a fold of peritoneum. In the male this is the mesorchium, and in the female, this is the mesovarium.
- Anatomy photo:43:03-0402 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The Female Pelvis: The Broad ligament"
- Anatomy figure: 43:02-10 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Posterior view of the broad ligament of the uterus, on the left side."
- Anatomy image:9637 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- pelvis at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (uterus, broadligament)
- figures/chapter_35/35-8.HTM: Basic Human Anatomy at Dartmouth Medical School
- Photo at murraystate.edu (look for #3)
- Diagram at mcgill.ca
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