Reflected inguinal ligament

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Reflected inguinal ligament
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The Cremaster. (Reflected inguinal lig. labeled at bottom right.)
Latin ligamentum inguinale reflexum, ligamentum reflexum
Gray's subject #118 412
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12492378

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


The reflected inguinal ligament (triangular fascia) is a layer of tendinous fibers of a triangular shape, formed by an expansion from the lacunar ligament and the inferior crus of the subcutaneous inguinal ring.

It passes medialward behind the spermatic cord, and expands into a somewhat fan-shaped band, lying behind the superior crus of the subcutaneous inguinal ring, and in front of the inguinal aponeurotic falx, and interlaces with the ligament of the other side of the linea alba.

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