Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus I: Muscular System: Alphabetical Listing of Muscles: S
Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD
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The tendon of insertion has been found to end in the fascia lata, capsule of the knee joint, and fascia of the leg. When the muscle is divided the second tendon may insert into one the areas just mentioned above. Mori describes the distal part of the muscle as having 5 forms. His data comes from 50 male cadavers.
Macalister reports the variations in the sartorius muscle as follows:
The absence of the muscle has been reported
Syn.: m. sutorius (Riolan), fascialis, Schneidermuskel, längster Schenkelmuskel, Coutrier (Cruveilhier).
Biceps (Two-Headed) Sartorius
University of Iowa.
University of Iowa.
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Brock, G.S. (1879) A two headed sartorius. J. Anat. Physiol. 13:578.
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Miyasaki, M., Hirohashi, A., Yoshikawa, H. and Y. Nishio. (1958) One case of the variation of the sartorius. Kurume Igakkai Zasshi 21:671-674. In Japanese.
Mori, M. (1964) Statistics on the musculature of the Japanese. Okajimas Fol. Anat. Jap. 40:195-300.
Morita, M. (1947) One case of the variation of the M. sartorius. Kaibogaku Zasshi 21:3. In Japanese.
Nakano, C. (1913) Rare variations of the muscles observed in the dissecting room (M. sartorius and muscles of the arm). Juzenkai Zasshi 18:10-13.
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