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Medical Term:

lateral costotransverse ligament


short quadrangular ligament, actually a thickening of the posterior aspect of the costotransverse joint, extending from the tip of the transverse process to the posterior surface of the neck of the rib.

Synonym(s): ligamentum costotransversarium lateraleTA, ligamentum costotransversarium posterius, ligamentum tuberculi costae, posterior costotransverse ligament

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