Ovarian ligament

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Ovarian ligament
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Uterus and right broad ligament, seen from behind. The broad ligament has been spread out and the ovary drawn downward. The ligament of ovary is labeled at the center top. The suspensory ligament of the ovary (not labeled), which may be confused with ligament of ovary, is shown incompletely and in section; it surrounds the ovarian vessels (labeled).
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Ovary of a sheep.
1: ovary
2: tertiary follicle
3: proper ovarian ligament
4: fallopian tube
5: ovarian artery and ovarian vein
Details
Latin ligamentum ovarii proprium
lower gubernaculum[1]
Identifiers
Gray's p.1254
Dorlands
/Elsevier
l_09/12492730
TA A09.1.01.017
FMA FMA:55422
Anatomical terminology

The ovarian ligament (also called the utero-ovarian ligament or proper ovarian ligament) is a fibrous ligament that connects the ovary to the lateral surface of the uterus.

This ligament should not be confused with the suspensory ligament of the ovary, which extends from the ovary in the other direction.

Structure[edit]

The ovarian ligament is composed of muscular and fibrous tissue; it extends from the uterine extremity of the ovary to the lateral aspect of the uterus, just below the point where the uterine tube and uterus meet.

The ligament runs in the broad ligament of the uterus, which is a fold of peritoneum rather than a fibrous ligament. Specifically, it is located in the parametrium.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swiss embryology (from UL, UB, and UF) ugenital/diffmorpho05

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