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The morphological variability of the pelvic girdle muscles: a potential trap during ultrasound

Marta Pośnik1, Nicol Zielinska1, Kacper Ruzik1, Łukasz Olewnik1
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Pubmed: 38567935
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Submitted: 2023-02-27
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Abstract

Background: The muscles present in the pelvic girdle compartment demonstrate clinically significant anatomical variation regarding both their site of attachment and additions, such as accessory heads, muscles or tendinous slips. Many of those variations might be considered potential traps during ultrasound examination that may result in misdiagnosis. The aim of this study was to raise awareness of such possibility.

Materials and methods: A comprehensive search for morphological variations was performed in PubMed and NIH. Relevant papers were listed and citation tracking was accomplished.

Results: Although several anatomical variations of pelvic girdle muscles have been presented, few studies have examined their relevance in ultrasound imaging.

Conclusions: The morphological variability of the pelvic girdle muscles does not vary from such incidence in other regions of the human body; however further ultrasound studies are needed of the numerous morphological variants that can be found in this region.

Abstract

Background: The muscles present in the pelvic girdle compartment demonstrate clinically significant anatomical variation regarding both their site of attachment and additions, such as accessory heads, muscles or tendinous slips. Many of those variations might be considered potential traps during ultrasound examination that may result in misdiagnosis. The aim of this study was to raise awareness of such possibility.

Materials and methods: A comprehensive search for morphological variations was performed in PubMed and NIH. Relevant papers were listed and citation tracking was accomplished.

Results: Although several anatomical variations of pelvic girdle muscles have been presented, few studies have examined their relevance in ultrasound imaging.

Conclusions: The morphological variability of the pelvic girdle muscles does not vary from such incidence in other regions of the human body; however further ultrasound studies are needed of the numerous morphological variants that can be found in this region.

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Keywords

morphological variability, accessory muscles, ultrasound, pelvic girdle, iliopsoas muscle complex, iliacus, psoas major, psoas minor, gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, piriformis, obturator internus, obturator externus, gemellus superior,

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Title

The morphological variability of the pelvic girdle muscles: a potential trap during ultrasound

Journal

Folia Morphologica

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Ahead of Print

Article type

Review article

Published online

2024-04-03

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DOI

10.5603/fm.94434

Pubmed

38567935

Keywords

morphological variability
accessory muscles
ultrasound
pelvic girdle
iliopsoas muscle complex
iliacus
psoas major
psoas minor
gluteus maximus
gluteus medius
gluteus minimus
piriformis
obturator internus
obturator externus
gemellus superior

Authors

Marta Pośnik
Nicol Zielinska
Kacper Ruzik
Łukasz Olewnik

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