The Iliopubic Tract is a fibrous band running parallel and posterior to the inguinal ligament which looks like the thickened inferior margin of the fascia transversalis. The iliopubic tract is observed in place of the inguinal ligament, when viewed from the posterior aspect.


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According to Fruchaud, the inguinal ligament and iliopubic tract span a congenital area of weakness in the inguinal region.