cardinal ligament


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Related to cardinal ligament: uterine artery, Round ligament, Infundibulopelvic ligament

car·di·nal lig·a·ment

[TA]
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.

cardinal ligament

Etymology: L, cardo, hinge, ligare, to bind
a sheet of subserous fascia extending across the female pelvic floor as a continuation of the broad ligament. See also broad ligament.

car·di·nal lig·a·ment

(kahr'di-năl lig'ă-mĕnt) [TA]
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.

Mackenrodt,

Alwin Karl, German gynecologist, 1859-1925.
Mackenrodt incision
Mackenrodt ligament - Synonym(s): cardinal ligament
Mackenrodt operation
References in periodicals archive ?
It is the cardinal ligament which provides major support of the uterus and cervix.
We place the loop after we've carried our dissection down to the middle of the cardinal ligament.
The pararectal space is bordered laterally by the pelvic sidewall, anterolaterally by the cardinal ligament, and medially by the rectal pillars.