Flashcards in Uterine Ligaments Deck (19)
What is the round ligament of the uterus?
Connects the uterus to the deep skin of the labia majora through the round inguinal canal
What is the round ligament a derivative of?
What does the broad ligament connect?
Connects the uterus to the lateral walls
What does the suspensory ligament connect?
Connects the ovary to the lateral wall
What does the ovarian ligament connect?
Ovary to the uterus
What does the Uterosacral ligament connect?
Posterior cervix to the anterior surface of the sacrum
What does the cardinal ligament of the uterus connect?
Cervix to the lateral wall
What is the broad ligament?
-Double layer of peritoneum that connects the lateral uterus to the lateral pelvis wall
What are the three divisions of the broad ligament?
What does the mesosalpinx function in?
Supports the uterine tube
What does the mesovarium function to do?
Connects the ovary and the broad ligament
What does the mesometrium do?
Lies inferior to the attachment of the mesovarium
What ligament supplies blood to the uterus?
What is the ligament that runs along the inferior border of the broad ligament? What does it contain?
-Uterine arteries and veins
What is the uterine artery a branch of? IN which ligament does it run?
-Branch of the internal iliac artery
-In the cardinal ligament
The vaginal artery is a branch of what artery?
Anterior division of the internal iliac
The ovarian artery is a branch of what artery? Where does it run?
-Through the suspensory ligament of the ovaries
The BCR-ABL fusion protein that produces a tyrosine-kinase is involved in what process?
Product of an oncogene