Uterosacral ligament

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Uterosacral ligament
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Uterosacral ligament (in white color) connect between the sacrum and uterus.
Latinligamentum rectouterinum
Anatomical terminology

The uterosacral ligaments (or rectouterine ligaments) belong to the major ligaments of uterus.


The rectouterine folds contain a considerable amount of fibrous tissue and non-striped muscular fibers which are attached to the front of the sacrum and constitute the uterosacral ligaments.[1]

These ligaments travel from the uterus to the anterior aspect of the sacrum.[2]

The pelvic splanchnic nerves run on top of the ligament.[3]


Public domain This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1260 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ * Netter, Atlas of Human Anatomy, 371 (4th Edition)
  2. ^ Drake, Richard L.; Vogl, Wayne; Tibbitts, Adam W.M. Mitchell; illustrations by Richard; Richardson, Paul (2005). Gray's anatomy for students. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone. p. 417. ISBN 978-0-8089-2306-0.
  3. ^ Daftary (2011). Manual of Obstetrics, 3/e. Elsevier. pp. 1–16. ISBN 978-81-312-2556-1.