cardinal ligament


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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
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Use the lap salt sponge covering the Kocher clamps on the cardinal ligament pedicles to wipe the surgical field clean.
6) The cardinal ligaments anchor the upper vagina and cervix to the pelvic sidewall (Level I support), while in the midvagina, the vesicopelvic ligament extends medially from the arcus tendineus fasciae pelvis (ATFP) to support the bladder base and anterior vaginal wall (Level II support).
It is supported from underneath by the cardinal ligaments.
Like standard supracervical hysterectomy, the CISH technique leaves intact the cardinal ligaments, uterosacral ligaments, vascular supply, and innervation to the upper vaginal vault and cervix.