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

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

Gracilis

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

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Occasionaly, the gracilis supplies fibers to the fascia lata and to the fascia of the leg. A gracilis biceps has been reported with a normal upper head and a lower head arising from the ramus of the ischium.

Syn: m. rectus internus, Schlanker Schenkelmuskel, Droit interne.


References

Gruber,W. (1887) Ein Musculus gracilis biceps. Arch. Path. Anat. Physiol. Klin. Med. 109:4.

Macalister, A. (1875) Observations on muscular anomalies in the human anatomy. Third series with a catalogue of the principal muscular variations hitherto published. Trans. Roy. Irish Acad. Sci. 25:1-130.

Tricomi-Allegra, G. (1910) Musculus gracilis biceps, faisceau surnumeraire naissant de la rotule. Arch. Ital. Biol. 53:153.

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