Poupart's ligament


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Related to Poupart's ligament: inguinal ligament, Conjoint tendon, Cooper's ligament

Pou`part's´ lig´a`ment


1.(Anat.) A ligament, of fascia, extending, in most mammals, from the ventral side of the ilium to near the symphysis of the pubic bones.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He didn't want to hear, "That sir is clearly the inguinal ligament," for that wouldn't cut it and wouldn't prove that you "know your anatomy." The man wanted to hear, "That sir is clearly Poupart's Ligament." He didn't want to hear that you were confident that you knew he was pointing to "the great cerebral vein," but that you knew it was "the vein of Galen." Too bad if you only knew it (a blood vessel) by the name, "the arteria radicularis magna," you needed to announce it was "the Artery of Adamkiewicz." There was no "life line" to call if you didn't know the answer.
The inferior edge of the mesh was placed along the shelving edge of Poupart's ligament and secured in place in early cases with microsutures and in later cases with a 5-mm tacking device.