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Vol 82, No 1 (2023)
Case report
Submitted: 2021-12-01
Accepted: 2022-01-13
Published online: 2022-01-31
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Previously unreported variant of the rectus femoris muscle

V. A. Moore1, L. Xu1, Ł. Olewnik2, G. P. Georgiev3, J. Iwanaga45, R. S. Tubbs1456789
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Pubmed: 35112338
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Folia Morphol 2023;82(1):221-224.
Affiliations
  1. Department of Structural and Cellular Biology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, United States
  2. Department of Anatomical Dissection and Donation, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  3. Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University Hospital Queen Giovanna – ISUL, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  4. Department of Neurosurgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, United States
  5. Department of Neurology, Tulane Centre for Clinical Neurosciences, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, United States
  6. Department of Neurosurgery and Ochsner Neuroscience Institute, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA, United States
  7. Department of Anatomical Sciences, St. George’s University, St. George’s, Grenada, West Indies
  8. Department of Surgery, Tulane Centre for Clinical Neurosciences, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, United States
  9. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

open access

Vol 82, No 1 (2023)
CASE REPORTS
Submitted: 2021-12-01
Accepted: 2022-01-13
Published online: 2022-01-31

Abstract

Although uncommon, variant muscular variations can occur related to the quadriceps femoris. Such variations might be encountered in the clinical setting so these should be documented. Here, we report three additional heads related to the rectus femoris muscle identified during routine dissection of the right thigh. To our knowledge, such a variation has not been previously reported.

Abstract

Although uncommon, variant muscular variations can occur related to the quadriceps femoris. Such variations might be encountered in the clinical setting so these should be documented. Here, we report three additional heads related to the rectus femoris muscle identified during routine dissection of the right thigh. To our knowledge, such a variation has not been previously reported.

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Keywords

anatomy, lower limb, quadriceps femoris, anatomical variations, rectus femoris

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Title

Previously unreported variant of the rectus femoris muscle

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 82, No 1 (2023)

Article type

Case report

Pages

221-224

Published online

2022-01-31

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3224

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1072

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2022.0010

Pubmed

35112338

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2023;82(1):221-224.

Keywords

anatomy
lower limb
quadriceps femoris
anatomical variations
rectus femoris

Authors

V. A. Moore
L. Xu
Ł. Olewnik
G. P. Georgiev
J. Iwanaga
R. S. Tubbs

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