Lateral arcuate ligament

Lateral arcuate ligament

Infobox Anatomy
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Latin = ligamentum arcuatum laterale
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Caption = The diaphragm. Under surface. (Lat. arcuate ligament visible at bottom left.)


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The lateral arcuate ligament (also lateral lumbocostal arch) is a ligament under the diaphragm that arches across the upper part of the quadratus lumborum.

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The lateral arcuate ligament runs from the front of the transverse process of the first lumbar vertebra, and, laterally, to the tip and lower margin of the twelfth rib. It forms an arch over the quadratus lumborum muscle.

ee also

* Medial arcuate ligament
* Median arcuate ligament

External links

* - "The abdominal surface of the diaphragm."
* (NormanAnatomyFig|posteriorabdmus&nerves)


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