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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The round ligament mainly consists of smooth muscle fibers, connective tissues, vessels, and nerves.
Thangavelu, "Endometriosis of extra-pelvic round ligament, a diagnostic dilemma for physicians," BMJ Case Reports, 2013.
The most frequently found tumors of the round ligament are leiomyomas.
Round ligament varicosities associated with uterine varicosities in pregnancy: a case report.
It also covers supportive pelvic structures such as the round ligaments, the broad ligament, and the uterosacral ligament.
Table shows the reported cases in the literature which indicates the rarity of endometriosis in the round ligament especially the extra pelvic part.
Many times, pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen may be attributed to round ligament pain or urinary tract infection.
Round ligament syndrome affects some pregnant women to varied degrees.
The paucity of the myometrium around the gestational sac is diagnostic of interstitial pregnancy, while an angular pregnancy has at least 5 mm of myometrium on all its sides [3]; in the first case the embryo is implanted lateral to the round ligament and in the second one embryo is implanted in the lateral angle of the uterine cavity, medial to the uterotubal junction and round ligament [6].
While a third case has alluded to this particular complication, it has been disregarded by previous scholarly journals as "confirmed [6]." Bleeding, similar to the previous cases [4, 5], was found to originate from the artery of Sampson, a vessel which is normally obliterated in postembryonic development but which can persist as a branch of the uterine artery that runs along the length of the uterine round ligament in adult females.