Structure of the Ovary. The ovaries are almond-shaped structures located on either side of the uterus, and closely related to several anatomical structures in the pelvic region. Each ovary has average dimensions of 3 cm (length), 2 cm (breadth), and 1 cm (thickness); hence being smaller than its male analogue – the testis.
The ovaries form part of the female reproductive system, and attach to the fallopian tubes. Blood supply of the human female reproductive organs. The left ovary is the oval shaped structure visible above the label “ovarian arteries”.
The ovaries lie almost vertically in the upright position, and have their upper poles tilted slightly laterally facing the fimbriae at the end of the uterine tubes (fallopian tubes). The lower pole is directed towards the wall of the uterus, and is attached to the uterine wall by the ovarian ligament.