FMAR  Vol.3 No.1 , January 2015
Aberrant Rotator Cuff Muscles: Coexistence of Triple-Tailed Teres Minor and Bi-Formed Infraspinatus (Major and Minor)
ABSTRACT
The teres minor and infraspinatus muscles bear a close anatomical relationship in the posterior aspect of the scapula and constitute part of the rotator cuff muscles. Although there are only occasional reports of variations of the rotator cuff muscles, this paper reports the first combined occurrence of triple-tailed teres minor and infraspinatus muscle possessing two distinct parts, infraspinatus major and minor which are of clinical and sporting importance. Aberrant variations of rotator cuff muscles need to be brought to the knowledge of radiologists, surgeons and anatomists.

Cite this paper
Ashaolu, J. , Abimbola, O. , Ukwenya, V. and Thomas, M. (2015) Aberrant Rotator Cuff Muscles: Coexistence of Triple-Tailed Teres Minor and Bi-Formed Infraspinatus (Major and Minor). Forensic Medicine and Anatomy Research, 3, 20-24. doi: 10.4236/fmar.2015.31004.
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