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Phrenicocolic ligament

Phrenicocolic ligament
Diagram to show the lines along which the peritoneum leaves the wall of the abdomen to invest the viscera. (Phrenicocolic ligament labeled at center right.)
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Latin Ligamentum phrenicocolicum
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Anatomical terminology

A fold of peritoneum, the phrenicocolic ligament is continued from the left colic flexure to the thoracic diaphragm opposite the tenth and eleventh ribs; it passes below and serves to support the spleen, and therefore has received the name of sustentaculum lienis.[1]

Friedrich Wilhelm Hensing

The phrenicocolic ligament is also called Hensing's ligament after Friedrich Wilhelm Hensing (* 1719; † 1745), a German professor for medicine in Gießen.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)
  2. ^ in The Free Dictionary by Farlex, Medical Eponyms, Farlex, 2012.Hensing ligament
  3. ^ in The Free Dictionary by Farlex, Medical Eponyms, Farlex, 2012.Friedrich W. Hensing

External links

  • spleen at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
  • "Phrenicocolic ligament". Medcyclopaedia.  


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