Rectus abdominis muscles (six-pack)

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

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."

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 27986
Published: 2nd Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.