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Vol 65, No 2 (2006)
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Published online: 2006-03-09
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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A triplicate obturator foramen

S. Das, R. Suri, V. Kapur
Folia Morphol 2006;65(2):164-166.

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Vol 65, No 2 (2006)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2006-03-09
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The obturator foramen is a large opening in the hip bone situated below and anterior to the acetabulum. The obturator foramen is enclosed by the obturator membrane, apart from the part above near the obturator groove, where the obturator vessels and nerve pass through. The present study reports multiple openings in the obturator foramen detected incidentally in a left hip bone specimen and discusses its clinical implications. To the best of our knowledge, the occurrence of multiple openings associated with the obturator foramen is rare and has not been reported in any standard textbook of anatomy or in any research study. Anatomical knowledge of the presence of such anomalies may be clinically important for radiologists interpreting skiagrams and surgeons performing operative procedures in the hip region.

Abstract

The obturator foramen is a large opening in the hip bone situated below and anterior to the acetabulum. The obturator foramen is enclosed by the obturator membrane, apart from the part above near the obturator groove, where the obturator vessels and nerve pass through. The present study reports multiple openings in the obturator foramen detected incidentally in a left hip bone specimen and discusses its clinical implications. To the best of our knowledge, the occurrence of multiple openings associated with the obturator foramen is rare and has not been reported in any standard textbook of anatomy or in any research study. Anatomical knowledge of the presence of such anomalies may be clinically important for radiologists interpreting skiagrams and surgeons performing operative procedures in the hip region.
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Keywords

triplicate; obturator; foramen; canal; bone; anomaly; variation

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Title

A triplicate obturator foramen

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 65, No 2 (2006)

Pages

164-166

Published online

2006-03-09

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2006;65(2):164-166.

Keywords

triplicate
obturator
foramen
canal
bone
anomaly
variation

Authors

S. Das
R. Suri
V. Kapur

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