Petit, Jean Louis

Petit, Jean Louis

(pe-te')
French surgeon, 1674–1750.

Petit's ligament

A thickened portion of the pelvic fascia between the cervix and vagina. It passes posteriorly in the rectouterine fold to attach to the anterior surface of the sacrum.
Synonym: uterosacral ligament

Petit's triangle

The area on the lateral abdominal wall bounded by the crest of the ilium, the posterior margin of the external oblique muscle, and the lateral margin of the latissimus dorsi muscle.