Ovarian fossa

Female pelvis and its contents, seen from above and in front.

Shallow depression on the lateral wall of the pelvis, where in the ovary lies.

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Organ in the female reproductive system that produces an ovum.

The ovaries form part of the female reproductive system, and attach to the fallopian tubes
Micrograph of the ovarian cortex from a rhesus monkey showing several round follicles embedded in a matrix of stromal cells. A secondary follicle sectioned through the nucleus of an oocyte is at the upper left, and earlier stage follicles are at the lower right. The tissue was stained with the dyes hematoxylin and eosin.
The process of ovulation and gamete production, oogenesis, in a human ovary.
Polycystic ovaries typically found in polycystic ovarian syndrome
Ovarian torsion. Present in rats
Ovary of a marine fish and its parasite, the nematode Philometra fasciati
Left Ovary

Each ovary is whitish in color and located alongside the lateral wall of the uterus in a region called the ovarian fossa.

Friedrich Matthias Claudius

German anatomist who was a native of Lübeck.


His name is also associated with "Claudius' fossa", now referred to as the ovarian fossa, a depression in the parietal peritoneum of the pelvis.

Fossa (anatomy)

Depression or hollow, usually in a bone, such as the hypophyseal fossa (the depression in the sphenoid bone).


Ovarian fossa

Artificial ovary

Potential fertility preservation treatment that aims to mimic the function of the natural ovary.

Graafian follicle of the human ovary

Auto-transplantation of the activated ovarian tissue into the broad ligament of the uterus, ovarian fossa or the remaining ovary can be completed by laparoscopy or mini-laparoscopy procedures.