broad ligament of the uterus


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broad lig·a·ment of the u·ter·us

[TA]
the peritoneal fold passing from the lateral margin of the uterus to the wall of the pelvis on either side, and in so doing also ensheathing the ovaries and uterine tubes.
Synonym(s): ligamentum latum uteri [TA]

broad lig·a·ment of the u·ter·us

(brawd lig'ă-mĕnt yū'tĕr-ŭs)
The peritoneal fold passing from the lateral margin of the uterus to the wall of the pelvis on either side and ensheathing the ovaries and uterine tubes.
Synonym(s): ligamentum latum uteri [TA] .
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Rare paragangliomas have also been described in locations outside the distribution of the autonomic nervous system, where normal paraganglionic tissue has not yet been characterized, such as the genitourinary tract, spermatic cord, sacrococcygeal area, anus, renal capsule, broad ligament of the uterus, ovary, and the vaginal wall.