pectineus

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pectineus

[pek′tin·ē·əs]
(anatomy)
A muscle arising from the pubis and inserted on the femur.
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1 = gracilis muscle branch of the obturator nerve; 2 = adductor longus muscle branch; 3 = adductor brevis muscle branch; 4 = adductor magnus muscle branch; 5 = pectineus muscle branch; 6 = femoral nerve trunk.
With high-frequency linear probe (L9-3), the mass with US features of edematous intestinal wall was more clearly depicted, and we found that it was deep to the pectineus muscle and common femoral vessels [Figure 1]b and [Figure 1]c.
Branches to the pectineus muscle, sartorius muscle, and sensory nerves (saphenous and medial cutaneous) branched first and 'medially in 20 out of 25 specimens.
Pectineus muscle atrophy may contribute to femoral hernia development, creating a potential space for the hernia to form.
Although, abdominal ultrasound was found to be normal, computed tomography of the abdominal cavity showed bilateral psoas abscess that extended to pectineus muscle and also involved the iliopsoas muscle on the right.
The pectineus muscle was divided transversely 1 cm below its origin and turned toward the femur.