noun (plural pelvises or pelves /-vēz/)
- He lived only ten weeks after his diagnosis, the disease having already metastasized to his spine and bony pelvis, femur, skull, and tibia.
- Since the two iliac bones are bound strongly together at the centre front, the bony pelvis (sacrum and iliac bones) can only be tilted as a whole by movement at the hip joints and by bending the spine.
- Laterally, anteriorly and posteriorly the pelvis is bony and significant support is provided through ligaments.
- They are usually found in groups in different places throughout the body, including the neck, armpit, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and groin.
- Several surgical procedures of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, back, and limbs are described.
- A computed tomographic scan of the abdomen and the pelvis showed subtle lymph node enlargement in the retroperitoneum.
In humans the pelvis, connected to the base of the spine, forms a basin-shaped hollow frame at the hips, partly supporting the internal organs and providing attachment for the bones and muscles of the legs
- The nephrectomy specimen revealed a dilated renal pelvis and ureter.
- Abdominal magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography identified a large mass in the left kidney and numerous obstructing blood clots in the left renal pelvis, left ureter, and urinary bladder.
- An atypical hydronephrotic type may have isolated ureteral atresia with multiple cysts communicating with a dilated renal pelvis with dysplastic renal tissue forming trabeculae between the cysts.
early 17th century: from Latin, literally 'basin'.