Uterosacral ligament

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Uterosacral ligament
Uterosacral ligament.png
Uterosacral ligament (in white color) connect between the sacrum and uterus.
Latin ligamentum rectouterinum
TA A09.1.03.032
FMA 19111
Anatomical terminology
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The uterosacral ligaments (or recto-uterine ligaments) belong to the major ligaments of uterus.


The rectouterine folds contain a considerable amount of fibrous tissue and non-striped muscular fibers which are attached to the front of the sacrum and constitute the uterosacral ligaments.[1]

These ligaments travel from the uterus to the anterior aspect of the sacrum.[2]

The pelvic splanchnic nerves run on top of the ligament.[3]


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1260 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ * Netter, Atlas of Human Anatomy, 371 (4th Edition)
  2. ^ Drake, Richard L.; Vogl, Wayne; Tibbitts, Adam W.M. Mitchell; illustrations by Richard; Richardson, Paul (2005). Gray's anatomy for students. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone. p. 417. ISBN 978-0-8089-2306-0.
  3. ^ Daftary (2011). Manual of Obstetrics, 3/e. Elsevier. pp. 1–16. ISBN 81-312-2556-9.
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