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ramus

[′rā·məs]
(anatomy)
A slender bone process branching from a large bone.
(vertebrate zoology)
The barb of a feather.
(zoology)
The branch of a structure such as a blood vessel, nerve, arthropod appendage, and so on.
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Peroperatively, the tumor appeared as oval, reddish brown, bony hard mass lying just over the cortex of the right pubic ramus and not breaching the cortex.
But the zone of highest von-Mises stress varied during gait from superior pubic ramus for maximum load (Figure 3a) to central inferior ilium for minimum load (Figure 3b).
A case is presented here who has been receiving alendronate treatment for 10 years and who has developed multipl fractures (femoral diaphysis, pubic ramus, sacrum) with spontaneously or low energy trauma.
Figure 4 is an anteroposterior view of the pelvis, showing thickening of the cortex and bilateral ileopectineal lines (black arrow, the pelvic brim sign) and an irregular trabecular pattern within the right iliac and superior pubic ramus.
Cooper's ligament, or the pectineal ligament, is formed from the fascia and periosteum along the superior pubic ramus.
A technetium bone scan was performed and demonstrated abnormal uptake about the right superior pubic ramus and the left pubic rami.
A triangular region bordered by the superior pubic ramus, posterior margin of the pectineus muscle and anterior aspect of the external obturator muscle containing the obturator vessels and nerve was defined and later used clinically to perform obturator nerve block with ultrasound guidance.
For repair of an anterior vaginal prolapse (a cystocele), the two most important landmarks are the ischial spine and the junction of the inferior pubic ramus with the body of the pubic bone.