Interfoveolar ligament

Lateral to the inguinal aponeurotic falx (i.e. the conjoint tendon) there is a ligamentous band originating from the lower margin of the transversalis fascia[1] and extending down in front of the inferior epigastric artery to the superior ramus of the pubis; it is termed the interfoveolar ligament of Hesselbach and sometimes contains a few muscular fibers.

Interfoveolar ligament
The interfoveolar ligament, seen from in front. (Interfoveolar ligament labeled at bottom center.)
Fromtransversalis fascia
Tolacunar ligament
Latinligamentum interfoveolare
Anatomical terminology

It is named for Franz Kaspar Hesselbach.[2]


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 415 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. Standring (2016). Gray's Anatomy - The Anatomical Bases of Clinical Practice - 41th edition.
  2. synd/3215 at Who Named It?

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