a fibrous band attached to the uterine cervix and the vault of the lateral fornix of the vagina; continuous with the tissue ensheathing the pelvic vessels.
[A. K. Mackenrodt, Ger. gynecologist, 1859–1925]
The uterine suspensory ligaments attached to the sides of the pelvic wall, the fornix of the vagina, and the cervix. They support both the uterus and the upper vagina. See: prolapse of uterus
Mackenrodt,Alwin Karl, German gynecologist, 1859-1925.
Mackenrodt ligament - Synonym(s): cardinal ligament