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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus I: Muscular System: Alphabetical Listing of Muscles: G: Gluteus Minimus

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

Gluteus Minimus

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

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed
Detached slips may connect the muscle with the tensor fasciae latae, superior gemellus, upper part of the origin of the vastus lateralis, or the capsule of the hip joint. This last form may appear as an accessory muscle under cover of the main mass. The anterior and posterior parts may be separate, or the anterior fibers may detach from the rest and form an independent muscle, the gluteus quartus. Gluteus quartus may be homologus to invertor femoris of apes.

Syn.: m. gluteus minor s. tertius, Kleiner Gefässmuskel, petit fessier.


References

Anson, B.J., Ed. (1966) Morris' Human Anatomy, 12th ed., The Blakiston Division, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York.

Gruber, W. (1887) Über einen Musculus gluteus quartus bei dem Menschen und einen homologen Muskel bei Säugethieren. Arch. Path. Anat. Physiol. Klin. Med. 107:480-484.

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