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.