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Iliococcygeus muscle



Iliococcygeus muscle
Left Levator ani from within.
Latin musculus iliococcygeus
Gray's subject #119 424
Origin: ischial spine and from the posterior part of the tendinous arch of the pelvic fascia
Insertion: coccyx and anococcygeal raphé
Artery:
Nerve:
Action:
Dorlands/Elsevier m_22/12549280

The Iliococcygeus arises from the ischial spine and from the posterior part of the tendinous arch of the pelvic fascia, and is attached to the coccyx and anococcygeal raphé; it is usually thin, and may fail entirely, or be largely replaced by fibrous tissue. It is part of the levator ani group of muscles.

Additional recommended knowledge

An accessory slip at its posterior part is sometimes named the Iliosacralis.

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