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Gimbernat's ligament

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The pectineal portion of the inguinal ligament. A curved fibrous band that passes horizontally backward from the medial end of the inguinal ligament to the pectineal line. It forms the medial boundary of the femoral ring. Gimbernat demonstrated the ligament in 1768 but did not publish its description until 1793.


  • Nuevo metodo de operar en la hernia crural.
    Madrid, Imprenta de la Viuda de Ibarra, 1793.
    Dedicated to King Carlos IV.
    English translation by Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808:
  • A new method of operating for the femoral hernia / Translated from the Spanish of Don Antonio de Gimbernat... ; to which are added by the translator, queries respecting a safer method of performing inoculation, and the treatment of certain fevers. London, J. Johnson, 1795.
    German translation by Bernhard Nathanael Schreger (1766-1725):
  • Neue Methode den Schenkelbruch zu operiren. Aus dem Spanischen mit einem Nachtrage über die Operation des Schenkelbruschs Von Dr. Schreger.
    Nuremberg, Stein, 1817. 141 pages.
    French translation by Gilbert Breschet (1784-1845):
  • Nouvelle méthode d'opérer la hernie crurale étranglée.
    Journal des progrès des sciences médicales, number 4, 1827: 126-136.
    Journal des progrès des sciences médicales, number 5, 1827: 147-157.
  • Pat Forbis and Susan L. Bartolucci:
    Stedman's Medical Eponyms.
    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1998.

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