Broad ligament

Dr Yahya Baba and Dr Owen Kang et al.

The broad ligament is the lateral folds of the parietal peritoneum which reflect over the upper genital tract in females.

The broad ligament extends from the lateral aspect of the uterus to the lateral pelvic wall and can be divided into three main components - the mesosalpinx, mesovarium and mesometrium.

The contents of the broad ligament include:

A useful mnemonic to remember the contents can be found here.

  • congenital absence of the broad ligament
Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Article information

rID: 49680
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Broad ligaments

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: uterine ligaments (Gray's illustration)
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