Iliac fascia

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Iliac fascia
Structures surrounding right hip-joint.
Structures passing behind the inguinal ligament.
Latinfascia iliaca
Anatomical terminology

The iliac fascia, or Abernethy's fascia, is a fascia in the region of the ilium of the pelvis.

It has the following connections:

At the iliopectineal eminence it receives the tendon of insertion of the Psoas minor, when that muscle exists.

Lateral to the femoral vessels it is intimately connected to the posterior margin of the inguinal ligament, and is continuous with the transversalis fascia.

Immediately lateral to the femoral vessels the iliac fascia is prolonged backward and medialward from the inguinal ligament as a band, the iliopectineal fascia, which is attached to the iliopectineal eminence.

This fascia divides the space between the inguinal ligament and the hip bone into two lacunæ or compartments:

Medial to the vessels the iliac fascia is attached to the pectineal line behind the conjoint tendon, where it is again continuous with the transversalis fascia.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 466 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)