Agenesis of the piriformis muscle: A case report with review of literature

Pankaj Nepal, Syed I. Alam, Sadia Sajid, Syeda S. Intakhab, Vijayanadh Ojili

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Agenesis of the piriformis muscle is an extremely rare occurrence. Knowledge about this anatomic variant is important because of its close proximity with the sciatic nerve and sacral plexus. The piriformis muscle also serves as an important anatomic landmark for image-guided intervention and hip surgery. We report a case of piriformis muscle agenesis in a 28-year-old woman, incidentally detected on magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbosacral spine and pelvis, performed for low back pain.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Número de artículoa1838
PublicaciónSouth African Journal of Radiology
EstadoPublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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