Ladd bands are dense, fibrous bands that form from the cecum to the posterior body wall, typically in the right upper quadrant. They often pass anterior to the duodenum, jejunum, and colon in malrotation.
Source: Blackbourne LH, Fleischer KJ, eds. Advanced Surgical Recall. Baltimore, Md: Williams & Wilkins; 1997:861.
August 2002. Arch Surg. 2002;137(8):894. doi:10.1001/archsurg.137.8.894