pectineal line of femur

pec·tin·e·al line of femur

a ridge running down the posterior surface of the shaft of the femur from the lesser trochanter to which the pectineus muscle attaches; continuous superiorly with intertrochanteric line and merges inferiorly with the spiral line of the femur to form the medial lip of the linea aspera.
Synonym(s): linea pectinea femoris [TA]
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(2012) (8) have reported the presence of Psoas minor muscle in 13/22(59%), of which, in 4 fetuses Psoas minor tendon passed posteriorly to the crural arch & then into the pectineal line of femur. In the present study conducted on adult cadavers, it is found in 40%cases.