rectus muscle

rectus muscle

Etymology: L, straight, musculus
a muscle of the body that has a relatively straight form. Some rectus muscles are rectus capitis anterior and rectus capitis lateralis. Also called rectus capitus posterior. See also rectus abdominis.
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Of the 381 genes coding for signalling molecules in the medial rectus muscle, 22 were dysregulated in extropia, and 10 of these were also markers for schizophrenia.
A computed tomography (CT) scan demonstrated a right orbital mass consistent with fibrous dysplasia impinging on the lateral rectus muscle and the orbital contents (Figure 2a).
Intra-operative findings included very thin subcutaneous tissue, 300 ml of ascitic fluid, collateral blood vessels involving the omentum and rectus muscle.
This method transfers the tissues of the lower abdomen along with the rectus muscle ("ab muscle") to the site where the new breast is to be constructed.
Based on the location of the lesion, sonar features and MRI enhancement pattern, the principal radiological diagnosis was that of a desmoid tumour of the left rectus muscle.
The mass was located on the nasal side of the medial rectus muscle, and it abutted the ethmoid sinus.
CT scan with contrast of the abdomen and pelvis revealed a Grade 3 left rectus muscle hematoma contiguous into the pelvis, displacing the bladder superiorly and posteriorly to the right.
An exploratory laparotomy was performed, and an abscess was found in the rectus muscle at the base of the previous incision.
The paralysis of these muscles following snake bite is a very rare complication and the internal rectus muscle has been reported to be the most commonly affected muscle (5,6).
Ultrasound guidance makes it possible to perform the rectus sheath block at virtually any level in the midline where the rectus muscle can be visualised (7).
Typically, during a c-section cuts are made through multiple layers of tissue beginning with the skin, then fatty tissue, then the fascia, a tough layer of tissue that overlies the muscle, then the rectus muscle, the peritoneum.

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