superior costotransverse ligament


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[TA]
the fibrous band that extends upward from the neck of a rib to the transverse process of the next higher vertebra.

superior costotransverse ligament

one of five ligaments associated with each costotransverse joint, except that of the first rib. It passes from the neck of each rib to the transverse process of the vertebra immediately above and is associated with the intercostal vessels and the intercostal nerves. The first rib has no superior costotransverse ligament. Compare posterior costotransverse ligament.
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