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  • noun

Synonyms for ligament

that which unites or binds

Words related to ligament

a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs

any connection or unifying bond

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The anterior leaf of the broad ligament is then picked up and tented with the fenestrated bipolar grasper.
Intra-abdominal bleeding is usually due to bleeding from the angle of the uterine incision which may cause free blood in the peritoneal cavity or a broad ligament haematoma.
Rare paragangliomas have also been described in locations outside the distribution of the autonomic nervous system, where normal paraganglionic tissue has not yet been characterized, such as the genitourinary tract, spermatic cord, sacrococcygeal area, anus, renal capsule, broad ligament of the uterus, ovary, and the vaginal wall.
On either side of the uterus, connecting it to the side wall of the pelvic cavity, is the broad ligament, which also encloses a Fallopian tube and an ovary and a ligament called a round ligament, which supports the uterus.
3] Other non-adrenal sites include the coeliac axis, renal parenchyma, broad ligament and ovary; the placenta, hepatic, pulmonary and intracranial lesions, including eleventh cranial deposits, have also been described.
If there is any question about the path of the ureter and its proximity to the infundibulopelvic ligament or the uterine vasculature--as in the case of endometriosis or broad ligament fibroids--then ureterolysis will be performed.
In: Tumors of the Ovary, Maldeveloped Gonads, Fallopian Tube, and Broad Ligament.
The tumor formed a large fungating mass over the right posterior wall of the uterus, extending from the level of the right cornu to the endocervix, and laterally to the right broad ligament (Figure 1, A).
Whereas I employ the same dissection and suture ligature techniques used during the early cases of interval cerclage, more recently I have employed the classical technique using the two attached 48-mm needles to direct the Mersilence tape through the broad ligament just medical to the uterine vessels at the level of the isthmus.