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- Cyamella in Man - Its Morphology and Review of Literature

Cyamella in Man - Its Morphology and Review of Literature

 

*Sreenivasulu Reddy; **Venkata Ramana Vollala & **Rajashekar Rao

* Department of Anatomy, Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus), ICHS, Manipal, Karnataka-576 104, India.
**Department of Biochemistry, Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus), ICHS, Manipal, Karnataka-576 104, India.
 

An open access article from Int J. MorphoL, 25(2):381-383, 2007.

 

SUMMARY: A sesamoid bone is a little bone embedded in a joint capsule or tendon. We observed a very rare sesamoid bone (cyamella) in the popliteus muscle of a 48 - year - old male cadaver. Further, the related literature is reviewed and the probable functions, morphology and clinical significance of the variation are discussed.

KEY WORDS: Cadaver; Cyamella; Popliteus muscle; Sesamoid bone.


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