Apex of urinary bladder

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Apex of urinary bladder
The interior of bladder.
Vertical section of bladder, penis, and urethra.
Latin apex vesicae urinariae
Gray's subject #255 1227
Dorlands/Elsevier a_52/13587802

The apex of urinary bladder (vertex in older texts) is directed forward toward the upper part of the symphysis pubis, 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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