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Lumbocostal ligament

Other Terms: Ligamentum lumbocostale, Ligament lombocostal

Parts

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Group

Thoracic joints

Description

This is a thin, fibrous ligamentous band that attaches near the head of the short twelfth and descends to the base of the transverse process of the first lumbar vertebra.

Function

Stabilizes the costovertebral joints and limits movements of the rib.

Latin

Ligamentum lumbocostale

French

Ligament lombocostal

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