Items tagged “anatomic variant”
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Ossicles are "small bones" - the definition is really that broad! In human anatomy, the small bones in the middle ear are referred to as "the ossicles", but there are many other small bones in the hand and feet that appear are normal variant anatomy and are termed "accessory ossicles": ossicles...
A supra-acetabular fossa, also known as pseudodefect of acetabular cartilage, is an anatomic variant whereby a focal defect is evident within the subchondral bone of the acetabular roof. It is seen in as many as 10% of hips and is typically located at the 12 o'clock position both in the coronal ...
Ectopic kidney, also known as renal ectopia, is a congenital renal anomaly characterized by abnormal location of one or both of the kidneys. They can occur in several forms: cross fused renal ectopia ectopic thoracic kidney pelvic kidney Epidemiology The estimated incidence of an ectopic k...
The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system and is the largest male accessory gland. It typically weighs between 20-40 grams with an average size of 3 x 4 x 2 cm. The prostate is comprised of 70% glandular tissue and 30% fibromuscular or stromal tissue 1-3 and provides ~30% of the...