|Ligament: Inguinal ligament|
|Inguinal ligament is labeled at bottom right.|
|Structures passing behind the inguinal ligament.|
|Gray's||subject #118 411|
|From||anterior superior iliac spine|
The inguinal (crural) ligament runs from the anterior superior iliac spine of the ilium to the pubic tubercle of the pubic bone. It is formed by the external abdominal oblique aponeurosis and is continuous with the fascia lata of the thigh.
There is some dispute over the attachments.
Structures that pass deep to the inguinal ligament include:
- Psoas major, iliacus, pectineus
- Femoral nerve, artery, and vein
- Lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh
It is also referred to as Poupart's ligament, because Poupart gave it relevance in relation to hernial repair (he called it "le suspenseur de l'abdomen", the suspender of the abdomen). It is sometimes termed the Fallopian ligament.
- Acland RD (January 2008). "The inguinal ligament and its lateral attachments: correcting an anatomical error". Clin Anat 21 (1): 55–61. doi:10.1002/ca.20579. PMID 18092366.
- synd/2633 at Who Named It?
- F. Poupart. Chirurgie complète. Paris, 1695.
- Ryan, Jeffrey M.; Starkey, Chad (2002). Evaluation of orthopedic and athletic injuries. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Co. ISBN 0-8036-0791-1.
- 1053818915 at GPnotebook
- SUNY Figs 12:03-02 - "Deep muscles of the anterior thigh."
- SUNY Labs 35:os-0107 - "Anterior Abdominal Wall: Osteology and Surface Anatomy "
- SUNY Labs 35:08-0100 - "Anterior Abdominal Wall: The Inguinal Ligament"
- SUNY Anatomy Image 7179
- SUNY Anatomy Image 7431
- Diagram at gensurg.co.uk
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