Bilateral variation of iliacus muscle and splitting of femoral nerve

Vanishree, * and Shetty, Prakashchandra (2008) Bilateral variation of iliacus muscle and splitting of femoral nerve. Neuroanatomy, 7. pp. 72-75. ISSN 1303-1775

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Awareness in the variations of psoas major muscle and iliacus muscle is useful guide for both in studies of human anatomy and in clinical practice today. It is of significant practical importance for the surgeons and radiologist, to know the form, degree of severity and range of such changes. Images of posterior abdominopelvic wall with such variations may lead to confusion in interpretation. The knowledge of relations of this variation with neighboring nerves, blood vessels and other structures are important for an accurate diagnosis and to prevent further surgical complications during routine surgery. In our routine dissections with the purpose of preparation of the teaching and museum specimens, it was observed that in one of the elderly Indian male cadaver showed bilateral variant slip of iliacus muscle having two bellies; in addition the femoral nerve also showed variation in its course.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iliacus muscle; psoas major muscle; femoral nerve.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2015 04:23
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2015 04:23

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