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The tendinous intersections of rectus abdominis muscle.

Meenakshi, S. and Manjunath, K. Y. (2008) 'The tendinous intersections of rectus abdominis muscle.', Journal of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences., 13 (1). pp. 34-39.


Aim of the study : To identify the variations of the location and patterns of the tendinous intersections of rectus abdominins muscle in the cadavers as a guide to the surgical procedures. Material and Methods : The number of the tendinous intersections of the rectus abdominis were studied in 41 cadavers (82 recti). The dimensions of the recti and the location and pattern of the tendinous inscriptions were studied only in 18 cadavers (36 recti). Results : The number of tendinous intersections varied from one to four and their frequency of occurrence was as follows : four tendinous intersections - 18 cases (21.95%); three tendinous intersections-50 cases (60.97 %); two tendinous intersections - 12 cases (14.63%) and with only one inscription- two cases (2.44%). Conclusions : Since location and patterns of the tendinous inscription varies from one study to the other, more extensive studies are required to establish a definite pattern among local populations.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Rectus Abdominis, Rectus muscle of Abdomen, Surgical Flaps, TRAM Flaps.
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Date deposited:19 June 2012
Date of first online publication:March 2008
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