sacrospinous ligament


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sa·cro·spi·nous lig·a·ment

[TA]
the fibrous band that passes from the ischial spine to the sacrum and coccyx.

sacrospinous ligament

with the sacrotuberous ligament, an important architectural element of the walls of the true pelvis that links each pelvic bone to the sacrum and coccyx and converts two notches on the pelvic bones into foramina on the lateral pelvic walls.

sa·cro·spi·nous lig·a·ment

(sā'krō-spī'nŭs lig'ă-mĕnt) [TA]
The fibrous band that passes from the ischial spine to the sacrum and coccyx.

sacrospinous ligament

The ligament extending from the spine of the ischium to the sacrum and coccyx in front of the sacrotuberous ligament.
See also: ligament
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The overall complication rate was relatively high among bilateral sacrospinous ligament fixation (15%) compared to unilateral SSF (5%).
Recently, however, sacrospinous ligament suspension has regained popularity for various reasons.
intraperitoneal passage of sutures can be a lot cleaner and simpler than passing sutures, or anchors, through retroperitoneal structures, such as the sacrospinous ligament (FIGURE 1, page 36).
When an apical repair procedure such as uterosacral ligament suspension or sacrospinous ligament suspension is performed in conjunction with anterior colporrhaphy--which is more often than not--the sutures for the apical repair should be placed and held prior to initiating the anterior colporrhaphy.
Some surgeons have alternatively modified the anterior kit procedure to be able to place the mesh arms through the sacrospinous ligament.
Traditional use of the sacrospinous ligament requires suturing the vagina to the ligament.
I like to have the patient's back parallel to the floor and to lower the table accordingly so the cannula-equipped guide can be pushed straight in and the tip advanced toward the underside of the sacrospinous ligament.
Answer: Yes, provided documentation clearly indicates that the vaginal vault was attached to either the sacrospinous ligament or the iliococcygeus muscle.
Therefore, several patients underwent concomitant reconstructive procedures that included: anterior colporrhaphy (13), posterior colporrhaphy (4), sacrospinous ligament fixation (3), bilateral paravaginal repair (10), and anti-incontinence procedures (10).
As the vagina becomes shorter, vaginal apex repairs may no longer reach to the anterior sacrospinous ligament.
Two small incisions are made laterally and below the anal margin to provide an entry to the fossa, and the tunneler is used to pierce the iliococcygeus muscle below the sacrospinous ligament to reach the vaginal incision.