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Folia Morphol (Warsz). 1992;51(2):181-93.

The development of the uterine ligaments in human fetuses.

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Department of Anatomy, Academy of Medicine, Poznań.


In 12 human embryos and 76 fetuses the uterine ligaments were investigated. The round ligament appears at 8th week and the broad ligament is observed in 19th week. Up to 17th week the round ligament is connected with the uterine tube. It arises separately from the border of the uterus beginning from the 18th week. In fetuses of 11 and 12 weeks the broad ligament forms a thick plate enclosing vessels and nerves. The cardinal ligament appears at 10th week.

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