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1

What is the round ligament of the uterus?

Connects the uterus to the deep skin of the labia majora through the round inguinal canal

2

What is the round ligament a derivative of?

Gubernaculum

3

What does the broad ligament connect?

Connects the uterus to the lateral walls

4

What does the suspensory ligament connect?

Connects the ovary to the lateral wall

5

What does the ovarian ligament connect?

Ovary to the uterus

6

What does the Uterosacral ligament connect?

Posterior cervix to the anterior surface of the sacrum

7

What does the cardinal ligament of the uterus connect?

Cervix to the lateral wall

8

What is the broad ligament?

-Double layer of peritoneum that connects the lateral uterus to the lateral pelvis wall

9

What are the three divisions of the broad ligament?

Mesosalpinx
Mesovarium
Mesometrium

10

What does the mesosalpinx function in?

Supports the uterine tube

11

What does the mesovarium function to do?

Connects the ovary and the broad ligament

12

What does the mesometrium do?

Lies inferior to the attachment of the mesovarium

13

What ligament supplies blood to the uterus?

Cardinal ligament

14

What is the ligament that runs along the inferior border of the broad ligament? What does it contain?

-Cardinal ligament
-Uterine arteries and veins

15

What is the uterine artery a branch of? IN which ligament does it run?

-Branch of the internal iliac artery
-In the cardinal ligament

16

The vaginal artery is a branch of what artery?

Anterior division of the internal iliac

17

The ovarian artery is a branch of what artery? Where does it run?

-Aorta
-Through the suspensory ligament of the ovaries

18

The BCR-ABL fusion protein that produces a tyrosine-kinase is involved in what process?

Product of an oncogene

19

Name the classic 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor.

Finasteride