Multiple Anomalous Variations in the Gluteal Region

Kotian, Sushma R and D’Souza, Antony Sylvan and Shamshudheen, Shafna and Sangeetha, Carolene and Sumalatha, Suhani (2014) Multiple Anomalous Variations in the Gluteal Region. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 13 (3). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

We report a case of multiple anatomical variations in the right gluteal region of a 60 years old male cadaver. In the present case lower formation of the sciatic nerve was observed with the peroneal component emerging between the two parts of piriformis along with the inferior gluteal nerve and the tibial component arising inferior to it accompanied by the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve. At the lower border of piriformis, both the tibial and common peroneal components united and descended as a single trunk and further had a normal termination in the popliteal fossa. The posterior femoral cutaneous nerve (PFCN) also presented variations by forming a communicating plexus with the inferior gluteal nerve and terminated in the gluteal region. The variations in the formation of sciatic nerve, the anomalous communication and termination of the PFCN are very important for surgeons and clinicians while planning the treatment regime.Anaesthetists should also be aware of these variations during nerve blocks.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sciatic nerve; Tibial nerve; Common peroneal nerve; Piriformis; Posterior femoral cutaneous nerve; Inferior gluteal nerve
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2015 04:35
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 14:28
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142179

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