Pelvic Viscera

  • Philip Thorek


The allantois is an evagination from the primitive hindgut (Fig. 488 A). Shortly after this forms, the gut caudad to the point of origin of the allantois enlarges to form the cloaca. The cloaca is divided into a ventral and a dorsal part by an ingrowing urorectal fold; the ventral part becomes the urogenital sinus, and the dorsal part becomes the rectum (Fig. 488 B). The urorectal fold cuts into the cephalic part of the cloaca, where the allantois and the hindgut meet, and then grows caudad to the cloacal membrane.


Seminal Vesicle Uterosacral Ligament Round Ligament Ejaculatory Duct Broad Ligament 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Thorek
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  1. 1.Thorek Hospital and Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Cook County Graduate School of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.University of Illinois College of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.American College of Chest PhysiciansUSA

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