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Lumbocostal ligament (Right)
Connective Tissue

Lumbocostal ligament (Right)

Ligamentum lumbocostale

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Anatomical Relations

The lumbocostal ligament attaches the shaft, or body, of the twelfth rib to the transverse process of the first (and sometimes the second) lumbar vertebra.

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Structure

The lumbocostal ligament is a strong fascial band.

Function

The lumbocostal ligament adds stability to the twelfth rib.

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