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Longitudinal Ligaments MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Longitudinal Ligaments
Tree Number(s)
A02.513.514.350
A02.835.583.512.350
A10.165.669.514.350
Unique ID
D017846
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017846
Annotation
spinal ligaments; LIGAMENTUM FLAVUM, a vertebral ligament, is also available
Scope Note
Two extensive fibrous bands running the length of the vertebral column. The anterior longitudinal ligament (ligamentum longitudinale anterius; lacertus medius) interconnects the anterior surfaces of the vertebral bodies; the posterior longitudinal ligament (ligamentum longitudinale posterius) interconnects the posterior surfaces. The commonest clinical consideration is OSSIFICATION OF POSTERIOR LONGITUDINAL LIGAMENT. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Anterior Longitudinal Ligament
Ligamentum Longitudinale
Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
Previous Indexing
Ligaments (1967-1993)
Ligaments, Articular (1968-1993)
See Also
Ossification of Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/02/16
Revision Date
2017/06/20
Longitudinal Ligaments Preferred
Anterior Longitudinal Ligament Narrower
Posterior Longitudinal Ligament Narrower
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