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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Branches to the pectineus muscle, sartorius muscle, and sensory nerves (saphenous and medial cutaneous) branched first and medially in seven out of eight specimens.
A multiloculated hydatid cyst between the iliopsoas and pectineus muscle had been diagnosed using an ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Because of such nonspecific presenting signs and symptoms, CT plays an important role in the diagnosis of obturator hernia by demonstrating incarcerated small bowel posterior to the pectineus muscle (Figures 5 and 6).