arcuate ligament

arcuate ligament

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  • Arcuate ligament — The term arcuate ligament refers to an arc shaped ligament. Specifically, it can refer to a variety of ligaments in the human body: * Arcuate ligaments of the diaphragm ** Median arcuate ligament ** Medial arcuate ligament ** Lateral arcuate… …   Wikipedia

  • Median arcuate ligament syndrome — Classification and external resources Median arcuate ligament syndrome results from compression of the celiac artery by the median arcuate ligament. The median arcuate ligament is a fibrous arch formed by the left and right diaphragmatic crura,… …   Wikipedia

  • Median arcuate ligament — The diaphragm. Under surface. Latin ligamentum arcuatum medianum The median arcuate ligament is a ligament under the diaphragm that connects the right and left crura of diaphragm …   Wikipedia

  • Medial arcuate ligament — The diaphragm. Under surface. (Med. arcuate ligament visible at bottom center left.) Latin ligamentum arcuatum mediale Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Lateral arcuate ligament — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = ligamentum arcuatum laterale GraySubject = 117 GrayPage = 405 Caption = The diaphragm. Under surface. (Lat. arcuate ligament visible at bottom left.) Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber =… …   Wikipedia

  • lateral arcuate ligament — n a fascial band that is formed by part of the quadratus lumborum muscle, extends from the tip of the transverse process of the first lumbar vertebra to the twelfth rib, and provides attachment for part of the diaphragm compare MEDIAL ARCUATE… …   Medical dictionary

  • medial arcuate ligament — n an arched band of fascia that covers the upper part of the psoas major muscle, extends from the body of the first or second lumbar vertebra to the transverse process of the first and sometimes also the second lumbar vertebra, and provides… …   Medical dictionary

  • median arcuate ligament — n a tendinous arch that lies in front of the aorta and that connects the attachments of the lumbar portion of the diaphragm to the lumbar vertebrae on each side compare LATERAL ARCUATE LIGAMENT …   Medical dictionary

  • arcuate ligament lateral — ligamentum arcuatum laterale …   Medical dictionary

  • arcuate ligament medial — ligamentum arcuatum mediale …   Medical dictionary

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