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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Once the round ligaments are transected, the vessel sealer is replaced with the monopolar scissors.
At laparotomy the round ligaments and fallopian tubes were noted to be pulled down within the cervical ring (Figure 4).
The UPLIFT procedure is a simple surgical procedure that shortens and strengthens the round ligaments to reposition a tipped uterus to a normal position.
Additionally, the uterus is restored to its correct anatomic position by shortening the round ligaments.
The broad and round ligaments then are coagulated and transected, and the bladder flap is developed.
Laparotomy was performed and the round ligaments were ligated and divided in order to reduce the time needed for hysterectomy in case of excessive bleeding.
We do not dissect the round ligaments, vesicouterine space, or ureters.
The round ligaments, tubes, and uteroovarian pedicle are then desiccated on the specimen side to limit back-bleeding.
Follow the round ligaments medially, and they will lead you to the appropriate area to begin the operation.