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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus I: Muscular System: Alphabetical Listing of Muscles: A: Adductor Longus

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

Adductor Longus

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

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed
Adductor longus may be doubled, it may be split in two and it may be bilaminar. It may receive a slip from pectineus over the profunda artery (Wood). It may send a small muscular fascicle over the femoral artery into the anterior wall of the Hunterian canal (adductor canal).

The muscle may extend as far as the knee, with its tendon of insertion inseparable from that of adductor magnus.

Syn.: m. adductor femoris longus, Second adducteur superficiel (Cruveilhier), m. adductor triceps, first or long head.

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

Hepburn, D. The adductor muscles of the thumb and great toe. J. Anat. Physiol. 27:408-410.

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.

Shepherd, F.J. (1880) Notes of abnormalities observed in the dissecting-room of McGill University, From October, 1875, to May, 1879. Annual Report. Montreal General Hospital. 1:71-93.

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