pelvic plane of least dimensions


The plane that extends from the end of the sacrum to the lower border of the pubic symphysis, bounded posteriorly by the end of the sacrum, laterally by the ischial spines, and anteriorly by the lower border of the pubic symphysis.

Nearby words

  1. pelvic inflammatory disease,
  2. pelvic limb,
  3. pelvic peritonitis,
  4. pelvic plane of greatest dimensions,
  5. pelvic plane of inlet,
  6. pelvic plane of outlet,
  7. pelvic pole,
  8. pelvic splanchnic nerve,
  9. pelvic version,
  10. pelvic-floor exercises

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