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Lateral Puboprostatic Ligament (Left)
Urogenital System

Lateral Puboprostatic Ligament (Left)

Ligamentum laterale puboprostaticum

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Structure/Morphology

The lateral puboprostatic ligament is a thickening of the superior fascia of the pelvic diaphragm. In males, the detrusor apron extends over the anterior surface of the prostate and condenses distally and anteriorly to form the lateral puboprostatic ligament.

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Key Features/ Anatomical Relations

The lateral puboprostatic ligament runs anterior and medially from the tendinous arch of pelvic fascia to the pubis.

Function

The lateral puboprostatic ligament aids in anchoring the neck of the bladder, prostate, and lowermost portion of the prostatic urethra.

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