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|Ligament: Ovarian ligament|
|Uterus and right broad ligament, seen from behind. The broad ligament has been spread out and the ovary drawn downward. The ligament of ovary is labeled at the center top. The suspensory ligament of the ovary (not labeled), which may be confused with ligament of ovary, is shown incompletely and in section; it surrounds the ovarian vessels (labeled).|
|Ovary of a sheep.
2: tertiary follicle
3: proper ovarian ligament
4: fallopian tube
5: ovarian artery and ovarian vein
|Latin||ligamentum ovarii proprium|
|Gray's||subject #266 1254|
This ligament should not be confused with the suspensory ligament of the ovary, which extends from the ovary in the other direction.
The ovarian ligament is composed of muscular and fibrous tissue; it extends from the uterine extremity of the ovary to the lateral aspect of the uterus, just below the point where the uterine tube and uterus meet.
- SUNY Labs 43:03-0203 - "The Female Pelvis: The Broad Ligament"
- SUNY Anatomy Image 9781
- pelvis at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (uterus)
- Human anatomy at Dartmouth figures/chapter_35/35-2.HTM
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