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.
Distinct fascicles or groups of fascicles in each compound femoral nerve represented distal nerve branches of the femoral nerve (sartorius, pectineus, medial cutaneous, saphenous, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius, vastus lateralis, and rectus femoris).
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).
It innervates the sartorius, pectineus, and quadriceps.
The femoral triangle is bounded superiorly by the inguinal ligament, medially by the adductor longus, laterally by the sartorius, and posteriorly by the iliopsoas, pectineus and adductor longus muscles.