What is a uterine pedicle?

What is a uterine pedicle?

As stated, this pedicle includes the proximal portions of the round ligament and the fallopian tube, as well as the utero-ovarian ligament.

What is an ovarian pedicle?

The ovarian vascular pedicle sign can be defined when the gonadal veins directly join the pelvic mass. In our study, the ovarian vascular pedicle sign was identified in 92% (99/108) of the ovarian masses and in 13% (3/23) of the sub- serosal uterine myomas.

What is infundibulopelvic ligament?

Anatomical terminology The suspensory ligament of the ovary, also infundibulopelvic ligament (commonly abbreviated IP ligament or simply IP), is a fold of peritoneum that extends out from the ovary to the wall of the pelvis.

How do you identify the infundibulopelvic ligament?

The avascular portion of the posterior broad ligament lateral to the uterus, anterior to the ureter, and posteromedial to the infundibulopelvic ligament is identified and tented upward with the index finger (Fig. 4). It can be bluntly or, if thickened, sharply entered.

Is salpingo-oophorectomy considered major surgery?

Salpingo-oophorectomy is a procedure to remove the fallopian tube (salpingectomy) and ovaries (oophorectomy), which are the female organs of reproduction. Since it requires anesthesia, overnight hospital stay, and removal of body parts, it is classified as major surgery.

What happens after unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy?

After surgery, you can expect to feel better and stronger each day. But you may need pain medicine for a week or two. You may get tired easily or have less energy than usual. This may last for several weeks after surgery.

What are the side effects of an oophorectomy?

Risks of an oophorectomy include the following:

  • Bleeding.
  • Infection.
  • Damage to nearby organs.
  • Rupture of a tumor, spreading potentially cancerous cells.
  • Retention of ovary cells that continue to cause signs and symptoms, such as pelvic pain, in premenopausal women (ovarian remnant syndrome)

What ligaments are cut during hysterectomy?

The sacrouterine ligament is cut and ligated, and the ligature is gripped and retracted. The remaining ligaments adhering to the uterus are the vesicouterine ligament and anterior half of the cardinal ligament.

What happens to uterine ligaments after hysterectomy?

Over time, the stitches will gradually dissolve as scar tissue forms to hold the vagina in place. Because the ligament is deep in the right buttock, it is normal to feel pain or discomfort there for up to 3 months after surgery.

Where is the ureter located in reference to the ovarian pedicle and uterine pedicle?

Remember the ureters are just deep to the ovarian pedicles so reaching in and clamping a bleeding ovarian pedicle with a hemostat can cause injury or result in ligation of the ureter.

How do ovaries function after hysterectomy?

If your ovaries are left in place after your hysterectomy, they’ll continue to function as usual. This means they’ll continue to release hormones and eggs, although you might have a slight decrease in hormone production.