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Laboratory 43. The Female Pelvis
Step 4. The Oviduct

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Identify the oviduct [left side] [right side], which is a thin tube, 9 to 10 cm. long, occupying the superior free border of the broad ligament. The oviduct is divided into four segments:

  • infundibulum, the funnel-shaped distal end of the oviduct
  • ampulla, indicated by the probe, the longest, most convoluted and widest part of the oviduct
  • isthmus, the narrowest, shortest part of the oviduct
  • intramural segment, which pierces the uterine wall and connects the lumen of the oviduct with the uterine cavity.

Links and References:
Grant's: 3.48, 3.52
Netter (1ed.): 348, 350 (2ed.): 344, 346
Rohen/Yokochi: 333, 337