abdominal external oblique muscle

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Related to External abdominal oblique: transversus abdominis, Internal abdominal oblique
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Noun1.abdominal external oblique muscle - a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torsoabdominal external oblique muscle - a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
abdominal, abdominal muscle, ab - the muscles of the abdomen
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The rectus abdominis and external abdominal oblique muscles are located in the 7th to 14th thoracic vertebra sections, while deep pectoral and latissimus dorsi muscles are only found in the 6th to 9th thoracic vertebrae and the long cutaneous trunci muscle is situated from the 6th to 14th thoracic vertebrae sections.
The initial CST involves division of the posterior rectus sheath and an incision of the external abdominal oblique aponeurosis in order to pull the rectus muscles medially and achieve closure of the abdomen.