iliolumbar ligament


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iliolumbar ligament

[‚il·ē·ō′ləm‚bär ‚lig·ə·mənt]
(anatomy)
A fibrous band that radiates laterally from the transverse processes of the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae and attaches to the pelvis by two main bands.
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Palpation of the iliolumbar ligament is confounded by the overlying soft and bony tissues.
Basadonna P-T, Gasparini D and Rucco V (1996): Iliolumbar ligament insertions.
Broadhurst N (1989): The iliolumbar ligament syndrome.