Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus I: Muscular System: Alphabetical Listing of Muscles: P
Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD
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A common variation of this muscle is the union with adductor longus. In joining adductor longus it crosses over the deep (profundus) femoral artery and may compress it.
Accessory fasciculi may unite the pectineus with the obturator externus, the iliacus, the capsule of the hip, or the lesser trochanter.
Macalister reported the following in regard to pectineus:
Syn.: m. pectinalis, (Lividus). Schambeinmuskel, premier adducteur superficiel (Cruveilhier).
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