Skip to Content
Medical Term:

pterygospinous ligament


Definition: a membranous ligament extending from the spine of the sphenoid to the upper part of the posterior border of the lateral plate of the sphenoid (lateral pterygoid plate).

Synonym(s): ligamentum pterygospinaleTA, Civinini ligament, pterygospinal ligament

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.