Parametrium

The parametrium is a band of fibrous tissue that separates the supravaginal portion of the cervix from the bladder. It extends on to its sides and laterally between the layers of the broad ligaments.

The uterine artery and ovarian ligament are located in the parametrium.

The parametrium is important in cervial cancer: in cervical cancer staging, involvement of the parametrium results in upstaging of the cancer from stage IIa to IIb 1.

Related pathology


Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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rID: 9086
System: Gynaecology
Section: Anatomy
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