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Related to broad ligament: uterine artery, ovarian artery, Round ligament, uterosacral ligament, suspensory ligament of ovary, cardinal ligament, Ovarian ligament
Etymology: ME, brood + L, ligare, to tie
a folded sheet of peritoneum draped over the uterine tubes, the uterus, and the ovaries. It extends from the sides of the uterus to the sidewalls of the pelvis, dividing the pelvis from side to side and creating the vesicouterine fossa and pouch in front of the uterus and the rectouterine fossa and pouch behind it. See also cardinal ligament.
broad ligamentA wide peritoneal fold extending from the lateral uterus to the pelvic wall, divided into mesometrium, mesosalpinz and mesovarium.
see broad ligament.