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Pectineal Ligament (Right)
Muscular System

Pectineal Ligament (Right)

Ligamentum pectineum

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Structure

The pectineal ligament is a crescent-shaped band of fibrous tissue that is made of dense collagenous network. It measures about 2–5 cm from its medial attachment. Its lateral end doesn’t reach the iliopubic eminence.

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Anatomical Relations

The pectineal ligament is a dense band of fibrous tissue that extends from the lacunar ligament. It is attached to the posterior end of the pectineal line of the pubis. Laterally, it blends in with the periosteum.

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