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Intercornual Ligament
Connective Tissue

Intercornual Ligament

Ligamentum intercornuale

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Anatomical Relations

The intercornual ligaments lie on the posterior (or dorsal) surface of the sacral hiatus, at the sacrococcygeal junction. They lie deep to the posterior sacrococcygeal ligament and medial to the lateral sacrococcygeal ligaments on the inferolateral sacral angles.

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Structure

The intercornual ligaments are composed of vertically aligned collagen and elastic fibers (Woon and Stringer, 2014). They have a mean length of 10mm and width of 0.8mm.

Function

The intercornual ligaments bridge the gap between unfused cornua of the sacrum. The also connect the sacral and coccygeal cornua, as well as connect the sacral cornua to the transverse process of the coccyx.

References

Woon, J. T. and Stringer, M. D. (2014) 'The anatomy of the sacrococcygeal cornual region and its clinical relevance', Anat Sci Int, 89(4), pp. 207-14.

Structure

The intercornual ligaments are composed of vertically aligned collagen and elastic fibers (Woon and Stringer, 2014). They have a mean length of 10mm and width of 0.8mm.

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