Apex of urinary bladder

Apex of urinary bladder

The interior of bladder

Vertical section of bladder, penis and urethra
Latin Apex vesicae urinariae
TA A08.3.01.002
FMA 15914

Anatomical terminology

The apex of urinary bladder (vertex in older texts) is directed forward toward the upper part of the pubic symphysis, and from it the middle umbilical ligament is continued upward on the back of the anterior abdominal wall to the umbilicus. The peritoneum is carried by it from the vertex of the bladder on to the abdominal wall to form the middle umbilical fold.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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