The tuberositas glutaea is a rudimentary structure in the dog’s os femoris. It gives attachment to the superficial gluteal muscle, and is known by veterinary anatomists and orthopedic surgeons as trochanter tertius. We report an atypical eminence exposed through a surgical approach on a Cane Corso Dog. Anatomic and radiographic investigations led us to recognize this eminence as an abnormally grown tuberositas glutaea.

The trochanter tertius in a dog

PINNA, STEFANIA;GRANDIS, ANNAMARIA;SPADARI, ALESSANDRO
2015

Abstract

The tuberositas glutaea is a rudimentary structure in the dog’s os femoris. It gives attachment to the superficial gluteal muscle, and is known by veterinary anatomists and orthopedic surgeons as trochanter tertius. We report an atypical eminence exposed through a surgical approach on a Cane Corso Dog. Anatomic and radiographic investigations led us to recognize this eminence as an abnormally grown tuberositas glutaea.
2015
Stefania Pinna, ; Annamaria Grandis; Alessandro Spadari
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