Female Urinary Bladder (preview) - Human Anatomy | Kenhub

hello everyone this is Wellman from

kenhub and welcome to another anatomy

tutorial where this time we're going to

be focusing on the female urinary


now the urinary bladder is a hollow

organ that serves to collect urine

filter through your kidneys throughout

this tutorial we will focus on the

structure in parts the urinary bladder

and the female pelvis now one important

thing before we continue is that we're

going to be mainly exploring this image

that you now see on the screen which is

essentially a coronal section of the

female urinary bladder you see a lot of

structures here which we will be

highlighting to understand what's

happening around a urinary bladder but

this is the urinary bladder as you can

see here first structure I would like to

highlight here is known as the

peritoneum now before I go and talk

about the actual bladder I would like to

just briefly mention the peritoneum and

the pelvic fascia that cover part of the


now the peritoneum is a serous membrane

that lines the peritoneal cavity and

this membrane supports and lines the

organs of the abdomen and pelvis the

next structure we're going to be

highlighting here this is known as the

visceral pelvic fascia now this is a

fibrous covering over the various pelvic

viscera that is attached to the

diaphragmatic part of the pelvic viscera

and in this illustration we see the part

of the pelvic fascia that covers the

bladder also worth noting that it forms

the anterior and lateral ligaments of

the bladder and let's now talk about the

actual bladder starting off with this

structure that you see now highlighted

in green which is known as the body so

this is the body of the bladder and the

urinary bladder when empty has a

pyramidal shape it has a base known as

the fundus and apex a superior surface

and two and farrow lateral surfaces

which we will discuss later on on this

tutorial now the body of the urinary

bladder is lined with transitional

epithelium and as you see here

on this image as well this is a hollow

pear-shaped part of the urinary bladder

that holds the urine before it is voided

the body is located between the fundus

and the apex of the urinary bladder the

entire volume of the bladder varies but

it can hold between four hundred

milliliters to one thousand milliliters

the ureters will be opening into the

body of the bladder posteriorly and you

see here the orifices where they're

going to be connecting with a V bladder

and we will talk about them later on in

this tutorial let's continue on to the

next structure that you see here

highlighted in green which is known as

the fundus now the fundus of the urinary

bladder is basically the base of the

bladder it has the shape of an inverted

triangle faces posterior inferior Lea

and is formed by the posterior wall of

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