|Ligament: Lacunar ligament|
|The inguinal and lacunar ligaments. (Lacunar ligament labeled at center top.)|
|Latin||ligamentum lacunare (Gimbernati)|
|Gray's||subject #118 412|
The lacunar Ligament (Gimbernat’s ligament) is that part of the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle which is reflected backward and lateralward, and is attached to the pectineal line of the pubis.
It is about 1.25 cm. long, larger in the male than in the female, almost horizontal in direction in the erect posture, and of a triangular form with the base directed lateralward.
Its surfaces are directed upward and downward.
The lacunar ligament is the only boundary of the femoral canal that can be cut to release a femoral hernia
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