Inferior transverse ligament of scapula

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Inferior transverse ligament of scapula
Gray205 left scapula lateral view.png
Left scapula. Lateral view. (Ligament not visible, but sites of attachements of the ligament can be seen.)
From spine of scapula
To glenoid cavity
Latin Ligamentum transversum scapulae inferius
TA A03.5.01.004
FMA 25978
Anatomical terminology

The inferior transverse ligament (spinoglenoid ligament) is a weak membranous band, situated behind the neck of the scapula and stretching from the lateral border of the spine to the margin of the glenoid cavity.

It forms an arch under which the transverse scapular vessels and suprascapular nerve enter the infraspinatous fossa.


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