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Recto-uterine fold

Recto-uterine fold
Female pelvis and its contents, seen from above and in front. (Sacrogenital fold labeled at bottom left.)
Latin plica rectouterina
Anatomical terminology

These folds of the rectouterine excavation are named the sacrogenital or rectouterine folds.

They contain a considerable amount of fibrous tissue and non-striped muscular fibers which are attached to the front of the sacrum and constitute the uterosacral ligaments.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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  • Anatomy photo:43:st-1501 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The Female Pelvis: Rectouterine"

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