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March 28, 1896

PERITONEAL SUPPORTS—(LIGAMENTUM PERITONEI.)

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(13):626-628. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430650028002h

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Abstract

The internal border of the broad ligament is where it diverges to receive the uterus. It is the junction of the lateral border of the uterus and broad ligament. This internal border of the broad ligament is very important, as it has relation to the side of the uterus and uterine artery as it courses through the internal edge of the broad ligament. The figure I chose to illustrate the relation of the internal border of the broad ligament to the uterus is a diagrammatic one from Ranney, Fig. 61. The figure shows the relations of the two blades of the peritoneum to the uterus. It shows that the insertion of the ligament begins at the fundus and ends at the internal os. It is diagrammatic, as the living female does not present such figurative outline in the insertion of the broad ligament into the uterus. The figure is self-explanatory.

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