pubic ramus


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pubic ramus

Either of the two barlike processes of the pubic bone that extend laterally and posteriorly from the pubic symphysis. The inferior ramus articulates with the ischium; the superior ramus articulates with the ilium and forms the front of the acetabulum.
See also: ramus
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Haemodynamic instability resulting from a low energy pubic ramus fracture in a 78-year-old woman.
The superior pubic ramus should be identified first, after which the obturator externus muscle can be seen lying superficial to the superior pubic ramus (Figure 3(d)).
reported a case of osteoblastoma occurring in the pelvis; the tumor involved the superior pubic ramus, the superior part of the ischium, and the inferior part of the acetabulum.
In this study, the case of a patient, who has been receiving bisphosphonate treatment for 10 years and developed multiple fractures (left femoral diaphysis, bilateral pubic ramus and sacrum), was presented and the literature was reviewed.
Cooper's ligament, or the pectineal ligament, is formed from the fascia and periosteum along the superior pubic ramus. (1) The conjoint tendon is formed by the fusion of the transversus abdominis aponeurosis with the internal oblique.
A technetium bone scan was performed and demonstrated abnormal uptake about the right superior pubic ramus and the left pubic rami.
It is bounded by the margin formed by the following structures: i) superiorly--the obturator surface of the pubic body and the obturator groove, the deeply grooved base of the superior pubic ramus; ii) inferiorly--the ischial and pubic inferior rami; iii) anteriorly--the superior and inferior pubic rami; iv) posteriorly--the inferior ischial ramus.
One variation of the obturator artery is aberrant obturator artery (AOA), which is originated from the external iliac artery or the inferior epigastric artery, arching above and behind the superior pubic ramus, descends towards the obturator foramen, completely replacing the irrigation provided by the obturator artery (Baena et al., 2015).
For repair of an anterior vaginal prolapse (a cystocele), the two most important landmarks are the ischial spine and the junction of the inferior pubic ramus with the body of the pubic bone.
The anteroposterior radiograph of the pelvis shows a lytic, expansile lesion of the right acetabulum that extends into the ilium and superior pubic ramus with cortical breakthrough of the iliopubic line.