Pubovesical ligament

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Pubovesical ligament
Details
From bladder
To pubis
Identifiers
Latin ligamentum pubovesicale
Dorlands
/Elsevier
l_09/12492902
TA A04.5.03.013M
A04.5.03.013F
FMA 19113
Anatomical terminology

The pubovesical ligament is a ligament that extends from the neck of the bladder to the inferior aspect of the pubis bones. In the female it is divided into two branches, the lateral pubovesical ligament and the medial pubovesical ligament. The lateral branch extends from the neck of the bladder to the tendinous arch of the pelvic fascia. The medial pubovesical ligament arises from the neck of the bladder and is a forward continuation of the tendinous arch to the pubis.

In the male the pubovesical ligament is parallel and medial to the puboprostatic ligament. The puboprostatic ligament is a thickening of the superior fascia of the pelvic diaphragm, that extends laterally from the prostate to the tendinous arch of the pelvic fascia and continues forward and medially from the tendinous arch to the pubis.