Rectus abdominis muscles (six-pack)

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Suspected renal colic with haematuria

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

Three, and sometimes four, bands of connective tissue called the tendinous intersections traverse the rectus abdominus, which separate it into six or eight distinct muscle bellies, respectively. The appearance of these segments has led to the rectus abdominus also being called the "six-pack."

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Case information

rID: 27986
Published: 2nd Mar 2014
Last edited: 6th Oct 2015
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