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.
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.