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crus

[krüs]
(anatomy)
The shank of the hindleg, that portion between the femur and the ankle.
Any of various parts of the body resembling a leg or root.
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(12) In a study by Ahmad et al, the left crus attachment had extended down to the lower border of L3.
Type III (15%) formed by the right and left muscular contributions arose from the right crus with an additional band from the left crus. In, Type IV (10%) the right and left muscular contributions arose from the right crus along with two additional (anterior and posterior) bands coming from the left crus.
Regarding the overlap relationship between the right or left crus of diaphragm on the celiac trunk, 36 cadavers presented overlap of this trunk by the left crus in five cases, with extension of 0.2 to 0.9 cm, mean of 0.59 cm.