IJA E Anatomy of the septomarginal trabecula in goat hearts

I Ta L I A N J O U R N A L O F A N Ato M Y A N D, Em Ryo Lo, Camila Leão, Diego Lago Pacha, Thiago Cyriaco, Cavalcante Da Silva, Nader Wafae, Maria Heloisa, Pereira, Cristiane Ruiz
Our aim in this study was to examine the right septomarginal trabecula of goats regarding the frequency, origin course of the septal and free component, attachment to the papillaris mag-nus muscle and size. The material used consisted in 32 hearts from non-pedigree goats of both sexes, preserved in 10% formalin. The right septomarginal trabecula was present in all hearts. It could also present a prominence in the form of a cord in the septum before detaching and going towards the wall or the
more » ... illary muscle. We called this a septal component and found it in 69% of all hearts studied. In the remaining specimens, the exit of the septomarginal trabecula was abrupt, without presenting a septal component. It could be attached solely to the papillaris magnus muscle or to the papillary muscle and the ventricle wall, originated in the cranial third of the septum, and was attached to the middle third of the papillary muscle or its caudal third. Its free part, from the septum to the papillaris magnus muscle, ranged in length from 1.3 cm to 2.6 cm. The mean value was 1.7 cm, and the most frequent values were 1.9 and 1.5 cm. In conclusion , in goats, the septomarginal trabecula is a constant and invariable structure.