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Uterosacral ligament

Uterosacral ligament
Details
Latin ligamentum rectouterinum
Identifiers
Gray's p.1260
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Anatomical terminology

The uterosacral ligaments (or recto-uterine ligaments) belong to the major ligaments of uterus.

Structure

The rectouterine folds contain a considerable amount of fibrous tissue and non-striped muscular fibers which are attached to the front of the sacrum and constitute the uterosacral ligaments.[1]

These ligaments travel from the uterus to the anterior aspect of the sacrum.[2]

The Pelvic splanchnic nerves run on top of the ligament.[3]

References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. * Netter, Atlas of Human Anatomy, 371 (4th Edition)
  2. Drake, Richard L.; Vogl, Wayne; Tibbitts, Adam W.M. Mitchell; illustrations by Richard; Richardson, Paul (2005). Gray's anatomy for students. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone. p. 417. ISBN 978-0-8089-2306-0. 
  3. Daftary (2011). Manual of Obstetrics, 3/e. Elsevier. pp. 1–16. ISBN 81-312-2556-9. 

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