Uterosacral ligament

Uterosacral ligament

Uterosacral ligament
Latin ligamentum rectouterinum
Gray's p.1260
Anatomical terminology

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 from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

  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.  
  3. ^ Daftary (2011). Manual of Obstetrics, 3/e. Elsevier. pp. 1–16.  

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