Pectineal ligament

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Ligament: Pectineal ligament
The inguinal and lacunar ligaments.
Latin ligamentum pectineum
From lacunar ligament
To pectineal line

The pectineal ligament (sometimes known as the inguinal ligament of Cooper,[1] after Astley Cooper) is an extension of the lacunar ligament that runs on the pectineal line of the pubic bone.

It was characterized by Cooper in 1804.[2][3] The structure is strong and holds suture well, facilitating reconstruction of the floor of the inguinal canal. This variant of non-prosthetic inguinal hernia repair, first used by Lotheissen in Austria,[4] now bears his name.

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  1. ^ synd/911 at Who Named It?
  2. ^ Faure JP, Hauet T, Scepi M, Chansigaud JP, Kamina P, Richer JP (2001). "The pectineal ligament: anatomical study and surgical applications". Surg Radiol Anat 23 (4): 237–42. doi:10.1007/s00276-001-0237-1. PMID 11694967. 
  3. ^ Cooper, A. The Anatomy and Surgical Treatment of Internal and Congenital Hernia." London. 1804
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