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Subtendinous Bursa of Teres Major Muscle (Left)
Connective Tissue

Subtendinous Bursa of Teres Major Muscle (Left)

Bursa subtendinea musculi teretis majoris

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The subtendinous bursa of teres major muscle is a closed sac of synovial fluid which sits deep to the tendinous insertion of the teres major muscle (Standring, 2016).


The subtendinous bursa of teres major muscle permits friction-free movement between the tendons of the latissimus dorsi and the teres major tendon (Standring, 2016).

List of Clinical Correlates


—Septic bursitis


Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41st edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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Teres Major Muscle

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The teres major muscle, which is caudodorsal, is also transected.

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