Laimer band

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Laimer-Band (synonym: Laimersche Membran) is a common name for the ligamentum phrenicooesophageale , named after the Austrian anatomist Eduard Laimer . It connects the esophagus with the diaphragm in a movable manner , bridging the esophageal slit (hiatus oesophageus). The ligament is composed of fibers from the phrenicopleural fascia and the inferior diaphragmatic fascia .

It plays an important role in the development of the diaphragmatic hernia .


Individual evidence

  1. Who Named It ?: Eduard Laimer. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on March 13, 2006 ; Retrieved March 26, 2009 .