Plural of ligamentum.
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(lĭg″ă-mĕn′tŭm) plural.ligamenta [L., a band]

ligamentum arteriosum

In the adult, the cord-like remnant of the fetal ductus arteriosus between the left pulmonary artery and the arch of the aorta. Just after birth, the ductus arteriosus constricts and begins to fill with endothelial cells, and within a few months the ductus arteriosus is completely closed. For the remainder of one's life, the closed duct remains as a connecting cord attaching the two large outflow arteries of the heart.

ligamentum flavum

A ligament that binds adjacent vertebral laminae to each other.

ligamentum teres

In the adult, the closed remnant of the fetal umbilical vein. It runs inside the free edge of the falciform ligament from the underside of the umbilicus to the liver.
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There was a wide space between the laminae, resulting in the absence of the thin medial-superior ridge where the ligamenta flava attached.
4 and 5) interspinous space Loss of normal low signal intensity of the ligamenta flava or supraspinous ligaments on T1 and T2 2.
Codigo TAI Latin A03.0.00.000 Juncturae; Systema articulare A03.0.00.001 Junctura A03.0.00.020 Junctura synovialis; Articulatio; Diarthrosis A03.0.00.022 Cavitas articularis A03.0.00.023 Fossa articularis A03.0.00.026 Capsula articularis A03.0.00.028 Membrana synovialis; Stratum synoviale A03.0.00.032 Discus articularis A03.0.00.034 Ligamenta A03.0.00.035 Ligg.
The ligamenta flava (Latin flavus = yellow) are crucial for vertebral column support.
Ralf Wagner, M.D., of the Ligamenta Spine Center in Frankfurt, Germany, and Bernd Illerhaus, M.D., of Orthopadisch-Neurochirurgisches Zentrum in Datteln/ Recklinghausen, Germany, two German spine specialists, have performed more than 200 out of 600 EndoLIF procedures in Europe.
The tracheal annular ligament (ligamenta anularia tracheae) was incised and the outer vertical diameter (OVD), outer transverse diameter (OTD), the inner vertical diameter (IVD), and inner transverse diameter (ITD) were measured using digital vernier calipers (Table 2).
Goetjes HP 1913 Uber Verletzungen der Ligamenta cruciata des Kniegelenks Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Chirurgie 123 221-289
Postacchini F, Gumina S, Cinotti G, Perugia D and DeMartino C (1994): Ligamenta flava in lumbar disc herniation and spinal stenosis.
The deal was finally completed following van Nistelrooy's recovery from a ruptured cruciate ligamenta year later.
Funktionelle Darstellung der Ligamenta alaria in der Kernspintomographie.

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