pelvic inlet(redirected from plane of inlet)
a means or route of entrance.
pelvic inlet the upper limit of the pelvis minor; called also pelvic brim and superior aperture of pelvis.
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the upper opening of the true pelvis, bounded anteriorly by the pubic symphysis and the pubic crest on either side, laterally by the iliopectineal lines, and posteriorly by the promontory of the sacrum.
Synonym(s): apertura pelvis superior [TA], aditus pelvis, first parallel pelvic plane, pelvic brim, pelvic plane of inlet, plane of inlet, superior pelvic aperture
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pelvic inletapertura pelvis superior, pelvic brim Anatomy The upper opening of the minor pelvis, bounded by the crest and pecten of pubic bones, ilia arcuate lines, and anterior sacrum. Cf Pelvic outlet.
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