Review: Anatomy of the Ovaries
Here is what we have learned from Anatomy of the Ovaries:
- Ovary is a paired organ.
- Bilateral involvement of ovaries with the same histology is considered a single primary site.
- The ovaries lie on the posterior wall of the pelvis lateral to the uterus.
- The ovaries are supported by the suspensory ligaments, the ovarian ligament, and the broad ligament, which also supports all of the internal female genitalia.
- The ovary is a gland with a detached duct (the fallopian tube), which "catches" the ovum as it is expelled from the ovary.
- The fallopian tubes are a pair of slender ducts through which ova pass from the ovaries to the uterus in the female reproductive system.
- Regional lymph nodes for the ovaries include:
- round ligament,
- external iliac,
- common iliac,
- internal iliac,
- lateral sacral,
- paraaortic, and