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adductor canal

 

Definition: the space in middle third of the thigh between the vastus medialis and adductor muscles, converted into a canal by the overlying sartorius muscle. It gives passage to the femoral vessels, saphenous nerve, and the nerve to the vastus medialis, ending at the adductor hiatus.

Synonym(s): canalis adductoriusTA, Hunter canal, subsartorial canal

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