Phrenicocolic ligament

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Phrenicocolic ligament
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Diagram to show the lines along which the peritoneum leaves the wall of the abdomen to invest the viscera. (Phrenicocolic ligament labeled at center right.)
Details
Latin Ligamentum phrenicocolicum
Identifiers
Gray's p.1158
Dorlands
/Elsevier
l_09/12492796
TA A10.1.02.211
FMA 16551
Anatomical terminology

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.[1]

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.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)
  2. ^ Hensing ligament in The Free Dictionary by Farlex, Medical Eponyms, Farlex, 2012.
  3. ^ Friedrich W. Hensing in The Free Dictionary by Farlex, Medical Eponyms, Farlex, 2012.

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