Broad ligament

The broad ligament is the lateral folds of the parietal peritoneum which reflect over the upper genital tract.

The broad ligament extends from the lateral aspect of the uterus to the lateral pelvic wall and can be divided into three main components - the mesosalpinx, mesovarium and mesometrium.

The contents of the broad ligament include:

A useful mnemonic to remember the contents can be found here.

  • congenital absence of the broad ligament
Anatomy: Abdominopelvic
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rID: 49680
Section: Anatomy
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  • Figure 1: uterine ligaments (Gray's illustration)
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