Broad Ligament

Broad LigamentBroad LigamentTrace the uterine horn to the body of the uterus. Visualize the course of the uterine vessels, and bluntly separate the broad ligament without transecting the uterine vessels. Breaking the broad ligament with fingers typically creates better hemostasis than cutting it with scissors. The round ligament runs through the broad ligament and is often difficult to break with fingers; it can be transected with scissors. If large vessels are noted within the broad ligament, it should be bulk ligated prior to cutting it.