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Fallopian ligament

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A fibrous band forming the thickened lower border of the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle between the anterosuperior spine of the ilium and the pubic tubercle.

This ligament is more commonly known as Poupart's ligament, because Poupart gave it a new significance in relation to hernia, describing it as suspenseurs de l’abdomen in 1695.


  • Gabielis Falloppii:
    Observationes anatomicae. Venice, 1561, page 85.
  • F. Poupart:
    Chirurgie complète. Paris, 1695. [Suspenseurs de l'abdomen]. Posthumous: Histoire de l’Académie royale des sciences, Paris, 1705. Paris, 1730, page 51.
    M. P. a parlé de deux gros ligaments ronds fort visibles.

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