Obturator groove - Sulcus obturatorius

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Description

The inferior surface of the superior ramus of pubis forms the upper boundary of the obturator foramen, and presents, laterally, a broad and deep, oblique groove, the obturator groove, for the passage of the obturator vessels and nerve.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Appendicular skeleton > Bones of lower limb > Pelvic girdle > Hip bone; Coxal bone; Pelvic bone > Pubis > Superior pubic ramus > Obturator groove

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