round ligament


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round ligament

Etymology: L, rotundus, round, ligare, to bind
1 a curved fibrous band that is attached at one end to the fovea of the head of the femur and at the other end to the transverse ligament of the acetabulum.
2 a fibrous cord extending from the umbilicus to the anterior part of the liver. It is the remnant of the umbilical vein.
3 in the female, a fibromuscular band that extends from the anterior surface of the uterus through the inguinal canal to the labium majora. The structure is homologous to the spermatic cord in the male.

round ligament

1. the ligament of the head of the femur which attaches to the acetabular fossa. Rupture usually accompanies dislocation of the hip.
2. the remnant of the fetal umbilical vein in the adult.
3. the remnant of the umbilical artery as it forms the cranial boundary to the lateral ligament of the bladder of the adult.
References in periodicals archive ?
Round ligament varices in pregnancy mimicking inguinal hernia: An ultrasound diagnosis.
Once the hysterectomy is completed, grasp the round ligament, tube, and uterineovarian pedicle, placing slight tension on the pedicle, and free the right round ligament to ease isolation of the gonadal vessels.
Anatomy of the round ligament in female infants and children with inguinal hernia.
A clear view of the uterine sidewall is created with retraction using a grasper on the remnant of the round ligament.
With the clamp remaining on the round ligament and utero-ovarian ligament (figure 8), which will be sutured, push the uterine tissue out of the way, back into the pelvis, to make room for suturing.
Note the attenuation of the round ligaments and the normal appearance of the tubes and ovaries (the left tube has a distal paratubal cyst.
In both chronic and acute inversion uterine fundus can be lifted by traction on the round ligament at laprotomy.
Then observe the course of the inferior epigastric vessel just medial to the entry of the round ligament into the inguinal canal.
Dissect to below the round ligament and lateral to the uterus.
After delivery torsion of uterus, fallopian tubes, round ligament by about 1 % turns was identified.
Round ligament of both sides were ligated and cut, bladder was dissected down.