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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus I: Muscular System: Alphabetical Listing of Muscles: A: Adductor Hallucis, Caput Transversum

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus I: Muscular System: Alphabetical Listing of Muscles: A

Adductor Hallucis, Caput Transversum (Transversalis Pedis Casserii)

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed

The slip from the little toe is frequently absent; more rarely, other slips or the entire muscle may be absent. In a study of 91 bodies it was absent in 67% of limbs. Muscle arising from the base of the second metatarsal may receive substantial contributions from peroneus longus prior to the latters' usual insertion. This head may appear as a separate fascicle.

Syn.: m. Abducteur (Cruveilhier).


See Baumann(1947) and Hepburn (1893) references, listed with Adductor Hallucis, Caput Obliquum

Cralley, J.C. and J.M. Schuberth. (1979) The transverse head of adductor hallucis. Anat. Anz. 146:400-409.

Henle, J. (1871) Handbuch der Muskellehre des Menschen, in Handbuch der systematischen Anatomie des Menschen. Verlag von Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, Braunschweig.

Macalister, A. (1875) Additional observations on muscular anomalies in human anatomy (third series), with a catalogue of the principal muscular variations hitherto published. Trans. Roy. Irish Acad. Sci. 25:1-134.

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