Transverse Section - Pelvis

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Four bones (2 'hip' bones - one on each side + sacrum + coccyx) make up the 'pelvis' - the posterior region is made up of the sacrum and coccyx which reside at the end of the spine. The hip bones themselves are divided into three parts - the ilium, ischium and pubis. The iliac crest of the ilium forms the 'hips'; the ischium forms the bony part of the 'rump' and the two pubic bones meet in a catilagenous connection in the groin to form the pubic symphysis. This section cuts through the ilium. The sacrum can be seen in the middle connecting the two iliac crests.

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iliopsoas muscle | colon | rectus abdominus | gluteal muscles | mesentary | pelvis | sacrum |
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Module Name: abd1820
Module Title: Transverse Section - Pelvis
Image Info: Tansverse Section through the abdomen/pelvis; Visible Human Project.
Created by: Lynn Bry
Last modified: January 12th, 1997

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