Ovarian Ligament

The ovarian ligament is a rounded, cord-like thickening of the broad ligament, located at its lower end, where it is attached to the uterus. It, along with the other ovarian ligaments, attaches to the ovaries and help hold them in position. The largest of these ligaments, formed by a fold of peritoneum, is called the broad ligament. It is also attached to the uterine tubes and to the uterus. At its upper end, the ovary is held by a small fold of peritoneum called the suspensory ligament,...

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    [Continued from above] . . . which contains the ovarian blood vessels and nerves. At its lower end, it is attached to the uterus by a rounded, cord-like thickening of the broad ligament, called the ovarian ligament. The peritoneum is a two-layered membrane that supports the abdominal organs, produces lubricating fluid that allows the organs to flow smoothly over each other, and protects against infection.