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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section: Section 6: Pelvis, Perineum, Hip, and Upper Thigh

Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section: Section 6. Pelvis, Perineum, Hip, and Upper Thigh

Plate 6.34

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Jean J. Jew, M.D., and Paul C. Reimann, B.S.
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Plate 6.34

Upper Left Quadrant

Lower Left Quadrant

Lower Right Quadrant

Upper Right Quadrant

1. Gracilis m.
2. Adductor longus m.
3. Adductor brevis m.
4. Sartorius m.
5. Rectus femoris m.
6. Profunda femoris a. and v.
7. Vastus medialis m.
8. Lateral femoral circumflex a. and v.
9. Pectineus m.
10. Vastus lateralis m.
11. Adductor magnus m.
12. Adductor minimus m.

13. Medial femoral circumflex a. and v.
14. Sciatic nerve
15. Biceps femoris, long head
16. Degenerate muscle tissue, semitendinosus m.
17. Gluteus maximus m.

18. Ischiorectal fossa
19. Posterior (femoral) cutaneous nerve (of thigh)
20. Semimembranosus and biceps femoris (long head) mm.
21. Tendon m. semimembranosus

22. Femur
23. Tensor fascia lata m.
24. Femoral nerve brs.
25. Saphenous v. and vena comitantes
26. Labia majora
27. Vagina, vestibule
28. Labia minora

This section passes through the labia majora (26) and minora (28) and the upper thighs but is essentially similar to the preceding one (Plate 6.33).

The semitendinosus muscle on the right side has undergone degeneration for unknown reasons. Although this pelvis is from the cadaver of a patient with multiple sclerosis, no causal relationship was thought to exist between the muscle degeneration and the disease.

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