A triplicate obturator foramen

Srijit Das*, R. Suri, V. Kapur

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The obturator foramen is a large opening in the hip bone situated below and anterior to the acetabulum. The obturator foramen is enclosed by the obturator membrane, apart from the part above near the obturator groove, where the obturator vessels and nerve pass through. The present study reports multiple openings in the obturator foramen detected incidentally in a left hip bone specimen and discusses its clinical implications. To the best of our knowledge, the occurrence of multiple openings associated with the obturator foramen is rare and has not been reported in any standard textbook of anatomy or in any research study. Anatomical knowledge of the presence of such anomalies may be clinically important for radiologists interpreting skiagrams and surgeons performing operative procedures in the hip region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-166
Number of pages3
JournalFolia Morphologica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Anomaly
  • Bone
  • Canal
  • Foramen
  • Obturator
  • Triplicate
  • Variation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology


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