Diagram to show the lines along which the peritoneum leaves the wall of the abdomen to invest the viscera. (Phrenicocolic ligament labeled at center right.)
A fold of peritoneum, the phrenicocolic ligament is continued from the left colic flexure to the thoracic diaphragm opposite the tenth and eleventh ribs; it passes below and serves to support the spleen, and therefore has received the name of sustentaculum lienis.
- This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)
- in The Free Dictionary by Farlex, Medical Eponyms, Farlex, 2012.Hensing ligament
- in The Free Dictionary by Farlex, Medical Eponyms, Farlex, 2012.Friedrich W. Hensing
- spleen at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
- "Phrenicocolic ligament". Medcyclopaedia.