round ligament


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round ligament

[′rau̇nd ′lig·ə·mənt]
(anatomy)
A flattened band extending from the fovea on the head of the femur to attach on either side of the acetabular notch between which it blends with the transverse ligament.
A fibrous cord running from the umbilicus to the notch in the anterior border of the liver; represents the remains of the obliterated umbilical vein.
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Round ligament varicosities associated with uterine varicosities in pregnancy: a case report.
The case presented here illustrate unusual cause of right inguinal swelling which attached directly to extra peritoneal part of the round ligament and this explain the importance of taking a detailed history and making physical examination.
In some cases you can leave a portion of the tube right next to the round ligament (figure 3).
7) The ligament that lies in the inguinal hernia sac in females believed to be the round ligament of uterus is actually the suspensory ligament of the ovary.
The monopolar scissors are employed to incise the anterior leaf from where the round ligament was transected to the area just cephalad of the cervicovaginal ring and the border of the bladder, in a fashion similar to TAH (see photo 1).
Each round ligament from slit is pulled upwards while an assistant pushes the fundus upwards through vagina.
3] Leiomyomas in female genital tract are common in the uterus and to some extent in the cervix followed by the round ligament, utero-sacral ligament, ovary, and inguinal canal.
With traction applied to the left, identify the right round ligament, clamp it with a Kocher clamp, and transect it.
On laprotomy, Traction on round ligament was tried to pull out the fundus but as the ring was very firm, attempt was unsuccessful.
They course medially to the round ligament and travel beneath the lateral third of the rectus abdominis muscle.
Incise the posterior broad ligament laterally next to the round ligament over the psoas muscle, using endoscopic scissors.