Body of pubic bone

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Body of pubic bone
Skeletal pelvis-pubis.svg
Pelvis. Body is 4a.
Latin Corpus ossis pubis
TA A02.5.01.302
FMA 16987
Anatomical terms of bone

The body of pubic bone forms the wide, strong, medial and flat portion of the pubic bone which unite in the pubic symphysis.[1]

The rough superior edge of the corpus, the pubic crest,[2] ends laterally in the pubic tubercle. This tubercle, found roughly 3 cm from the pubic symphysis, is a distinctive feature on the lower part of the abdominal wall; important when localizing the superficial inguinal ring and the femoral canal of the inguinal canal.[3]

Its internal surface enters into the formation of the wall of the lesser pelvis and gives origin to a portion of the Obturator internus.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ "Definition: body of pubis from Online Medical Dictionary". Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  2. ^ "crista pubica" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  3. ^ Bojsen-Møller, Finn (2000). Rörelseapparatens anatomi (in Swedish). Liber. p. 239. ISBN 91-47-04884-0. 

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