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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On physical examination, it is difficult to palpate the hernia sac as it is usually concealed beneath the pectineus muscle.
6,7] Bowel herniating through the obturator foramen and lying between the pectineus and obturator muscles is a key finding on CT and determines the diagnosis.
8] A branch to the pectineus muscle is given off as the femoral nerve enters the femoral triangle.
The pectineus muscle generates low forces easily counteracted by other thigh muscles, and the saphenous and medial cutaneous sensory nerves are unessential to standing.
The iliopsoas muscle works in tandem with iliacus, rectus femoris, pectineus, tensor fascia latae and sartorius (5).
A multiloculated hydatid cyst between the iliopsoas and pectineus muscle had been diagnosed using an ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
pectineus, adductor longus, ni adductor magnus; los tres parecen estar fusionados en un aductor unico y grande que esta inserto en toda la extension del femur y por un tendon corto a la aponeurosis de la rodilla.
The adductor group (adductor magnus, adductor longus, adductor brevis, pectineus, and gracilis) is located on the medial thigh and is responsible for adducting and medially rotating the thigh.
Exercises and the respective muscle groups examined were the leg press (quadriceps femoris and gluteus maximus), knee extension (quadriceps femoris), knee flexion (hamstrings), hip abduction (gluteus medius and minimus), and hip adduction (adductor magnus, longus, and brevis, pectineus, and gracilis).
It innervates the sartorius, pectineus, and quadriceps.
Rare inguinal swellings include preperitoneal lipoma, supernumerary pectineus bursa, haemorrhage into internal oblique muscle, round ligament angioma, pedunculated uterine fibromyoma, inguinal endometriosis and thrombophlebitis [5].
Differential diagnoses of right adductor longus or pectineus strains were considered, and the athlete was referred for diagnostic ultrasound to identify the structures involved.