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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Atypical pelvic endometriosis localizations can occur in the cervix, vagina, round ligaments, ureter, and nerves.
Round ligaments attaches uterus on each sides, extends laterally, passes through the inguinal canal and terminates at the labia major.
Immediately after opening the abdomen round ligaments could not be identified.
Surgical repositioning can also be done through laparotomy using the Huntington procedure, holding the round ligaments and the uterus below the area of inversion and slowly pulling up repeatedly until the uterus is reinverted.
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 round ligaments run diagonally on either side of the pelvis.
Additionally, the uterus is restored to its correct anatomic position by shortening the round ligaments.
I recommend a vessel-sealing device to secure the major blood supply, but I do suture the uterosacral and round ligaments for attachment to the apex at the conclusion of the hysterectomy.
5) Both the round ligaments were visualized, clamped and ligated.
The broad and round ligaments then are coagulated and transected, and the bladder flap is developed.