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■ Superior hypogastric plexus

■ Inferior hypogastric plexus

■ Common iliac nerves

LIGAMENTS OF THE PELVIC VISCERA

Broad ligament: Extends from the lateral pelvic wall to the uterus and ad-nexa. Contains the fallopian (uterine) tube, round ligament, uterine and ovarian blood vessels, lymph, utererovaginal nerves, and ureter (see Figure 2-2).

Round ligament: The remains of the gubernaculum; extends from the corpus of the uterus down and laterally through the inguinal canal and terminates in the labia majora.

Cardinal ligament: Extends from the cervix and lateral vagina to the pelvic wall; functions to support the uterus.

FALLOPIAN (UTERINE) TUBES

The fallopian tubes extend from the superior lateral aspects of the uterus through the superior fold of the broad ligament laterally to the ovaries.

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FIGURE 2-2. Supporting structures of the pelvic viscera.

(Reproduced, with permission, from Lindarkis NM, Lott S. Digging Up the Bones: Obstetrics and Gynecology. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998:2.)

FIGURE 2-2. Supporting structures of the pelvic viscera.

(Reproduced, with permission, from Lindarkis NM, Lott S. Digging Up the Bones: Obstetrics and Gynecology. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998:2.)

Parts, from Lateral to Medial

■ Infundibulum: The lateralmost part the uterine tube. The free edge is connected to the fimbriae.

■ Ampulla: Widest section

■ Isthmus: Narrowest part

■ Intramural part: Pierces uterine wall

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