A fold of peritoneum, the phrenicocolic ligament is continued from the left colic flexure to the thoracic diaphragm opposite the tenth and eleventh ribs; it passes below and serves to support the spleen, and therefore has received the name of sustentaculum lienis.
Friedrich Wilhelm Hensing
The phrenicocolic ligament is also called Hensing's ligament after Friedrich Wilhelm Hensing (* 1719; † 1745), a German professor for medicine in Gießen.
- ^ This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)
- ^ Hensing ligament in The Free Dictionary by Farlex, Medical Eponyms, Farlex, 2012.
- ^ Friedrich W. Hensing in The Free Dictionary by Farlex, Medical Eponyms, Farlex, 2012.