pelvi-, pelvio-, pelvo-, pelyco- +
(Latin: basin; basin-shaped structure of the body)
It is usually an ascending infection in which pathogenic micro-organisms spread from the vagina and cervix to the upper portions of the reproductive tract.
It is a rare condition of unknown etiology (cause) usually seen in middle-aged men.
2. Measurement of the size of the fetal head and of the birth canal from suitable radiographs of the pelvis of a pregnant woman.
The femur is the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton which extends from the pelvis to the knee.
2. Measurement of the pelvic dimensions or proportions, which helps to determine whether or not it will be possible to deliver a fetus through the normal route.
This is done by various methods including manual or x-ray.
2. Plastic surgical procedure on the pelvis of the kidney.
2. Incision of the renal pelvis; usually done in order to remove a calculus.
It consists of the two hip bones, the sacrum, and the coccyx that enclose the pelvic cavity and its contents.
The contents of the pelvis are the urinary bladder and rectum in both sexes; in addition, the male has the seminal vesicles and the prostrate gland surrounding the neck of the bladder; while the female has the womb, ovaries, and their appendages.
It is divided into the major pelvis and the minor pelvis y an oblique plane formed by the terminal lines at the sides and in front and the sacral promonotory behind. The major pelvis also forms the lower portion of the abdomen.
The renal pelvis is that part of the collecting system proximal (nearest) to the ureter which collects urine from the renal pyramids.