Bilateral Absence of Gemelli Muscles. Case Report

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Aladino Cerda & Bernarda López


The gemelli are deep muscles, which act together with the obturator internus muscle, stabilizing dynamically the hip joint. In the present article, a case of bilateral absence of both gemelli muscles in the pelvis of a female cadaver is described. A possible embryological explanation of this condition is discussed, besides its clinical and surgical importance.

KEY WORDS: Superior gemellus muscle; inferior gemellus muscle; anatomical variations.

How to cite this article

CERDA, A. & LOPEZ, B. Bilateral absence of gemelli muscles. Case report. Int. J. Morphol., 35(1):189-192, 2017.