broad ligament


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broad 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 ligament

A wide peritoneal fold extending from the lateral uterus to the pelvic wall, divided into mesometrium, mesosalpinz and mesovarium.

broad ligament

see broad ligament.
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4] The extra-uterine location of leiomyoma can be in broad ligament, ovary, urinary bladder, urethra, vulva, vagina or anywhere there is smooth muscle.
The diagnosis was confirmed intraoperative with the finding of a fresh grossly normal stillborn confined between the two leaves of the broad ligament and containing the placental.
Haemostatic sutures can be inserted for bleeding at the uterine angle together with a unilateral uterine artery ligation, especially if the bleeding is thought to be from vessels in the broad ligament.
In females the genital fold is called the broad ligament (Figures 5-34).
The front leaf of the broad ligament on both sides is cut with scissors to expose the Fallopian tubes.
Histopathology showed left broad ligament leiomyoma weighing 4000 grams with cystic degeneration.
1) along with incomplete uterine rupture at the level of lower uterine segment on left side along with the broad ligament hematoma.
Omentum caecum ascending colon right fallopian tube and broad ligament were found inflamed and friable.
The pregnant uterus was totally turned to right side and right broad ligament was pulled downwards beneath the uterus forming a pouch on right side.
blunt versus sharp is associated with decreased intra-operative blood loss and to compare the risks of tears extension in cervical, vaginal and broad ligament regions in both types of surgical techniques
In: Tumors of the Ovary, Maldeveloped Gonads, Fallopian Tube, and Broad Ligament.
It is also helpful in massive broad ligament hematoma, in torn vessels retracted within the broad ligament, and even in postoperative hemorrhage after abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy where there are no definitive bleeding points detectable.