arcuate

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arcuate

[′ärk·yə·wət]
(anatomy)
Arched or curved; bow-shaped.
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A RSH might be expected to expand inferiorly through fascial planes to the pubic symphysis or to the prevesicular space, especially if below the arcuate line and between the transversalis fascia and peritoneal planes.
The absence of the posterior rectus sheath below the arcuate line and a weak fascia transversalis resisting intra-abdominal pressure predisposes to the development of hernias.
As the DIEA approaches the arcuate line, it divides into a medial and lateral branch.