Interfoveolar ligament

Lateral to the conjoint tendon, previously known as the inguinal aponeurotic falx, there is a ligamentous band originating from the lower margin of the transversalis fascia[1] and extending down in front of the inferior epigastric artery to the superior ramus of the pubis; it is termed the interfoveolar ligament of Hesselbach and sometimes contains a few muscular fibers.

Interfoveolar ligament
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The interfoveolar ligament, seen from in front. (Interfoveolar ligament labeled at bottom center.)
Details
Fromtransversalis fascia
Tolacunar ligament
Identifiers
Latinligamentum interfoveolare
TA98A04.5.02.012
TA22391
FMA18095
Anatomical terminology

It is named for Franz Kaspar Hesselbach.[2]

ReferencesEdit

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 415 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ Standring (2016). Gray's Anatomy - The Anatomical Bases of Clinical Practice - 41st edition.
  2. ^ synd/3215 at Who Named It?