Apical ligament - Definition
It is a small ligament that belongs to the group of vertebral ligaments in the body. It is also referred to as the "Apical ligament of dens."
Apical ligament - Anatomy
It is small in shape and is surrounded by fatty tissue. It starts as a narrow band on the dens and spreads out to a wider ligamentous sheet located between the two alar ligaments on the occipital bone.
Apical ligament - Location
It extends to the anterior margin of the foramen magnum of the occipital bone from the apex of the dens.
Apical ligament - Function
It helps in making the head rest in a stable manner on the vertebral column.
Apical ligament - Pictures
The images here represent the location and appearance of this structure.
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