So if we look at the ovaries then we can see, as
I have mentioned before, we have two pairs of ovaries.
And these are really positioned posteriorly against
the broad ligament. So they're positioned posterior
to the uterus. We can see the uterus here and
the rectum and here we can see the ovaries.
They pushed up against
the lateral pelvic wall.
And a tumor or an enlargement of the ovary
a cyst associated with the ovary
can press on the nerves that run
along the pelvic, the lateral pelvic wall
specifically the obturator nerve.
And that can lead to radiating pain
in the groin region. But these
ovaries are almond shaped
gonads located alongside
the lateral wall of the
pelvis. As I have mentioned previously
they are suspended within the
broad ligament by the mesovarium.
And they are attached to the
lateral wall by the suspensory ligament
and these contain the ovarian vessels.
They're also attached to the uterus
by the ligaments of the ovary
or an ovarian ligament. And also as
I have mentioned at ovulation, an oocyte
an ovum is expelled
into the peritoneal cavity.
The peritoneal cavity is not actually sealed
around the ovary, there is an opening
that allows the ovum to pass
into the fimbriae, the infundibulum
to receive the ovum and then
passes it to the ampulla