Erector spinae muscles - Musculi erector spinae

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The erector spinae muscles (Musculi erector spinae) are a group of epaxial muscles on dorsal surface of vertebral column and ribs. It extends the vertebral columns.

The description of these muscles may vary considerably between authors and species. In the VIth NAV, it is be divided into:

  • Iliocostal muscle
  • Longisssimus muscle
  • Spinalis muscle

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature - 3rd edittion - Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Oskar Schaller - Enke
Miller's Anatomy of the Dog, 4th Edition - Evans & de Lahunta- Elsevier


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