Case Report:Multiple Variations of the Nerves of Gluteal Region and their Clinical Implications

Prasad, AM and Nayak, Satheesha B and Reghunathan, Deepthinath and Shetty, Surekha D (2015) Case Report:Multiple Variations of the Nerves of Gluteal Region and their Clinical Implications. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 14 (4). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

Knowledge of variations of nerves of gluteal region is important for clinicians administering intramuscular injections, for orthopedic surgeons dealing with the hip surgeries and possibly for physiotherapists managing the painful conditions and paralysis of this region. We report multiple variations of the nerves of gluteal region through this article. In the current case, the sciatic nerve was absent. The common peroneal and tibial nerves arose from sacral plexus and reached the gluteal region through greater sciatic foramen above and below piriformis respectively. The common peroneal nerve gave a muscular branch to the gluteus maximus. The inferior gluteal nerve and posterior cutaneous nerve of the thigh arose from a common trunk. The common trunk was formed by three roots. Upper and middle roots arose from sacral plexus and entered gluteal region through greater sciatic foramen respectively above and below piriformis. The lower root arose from the pudendal nerve and joined the common trunk. We discuss the clinical implications of the variations

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sciatic nerve; Gluteal region; Tibial nerve; Piriformis syndrome; Buttock; Peroneal nerve
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2016 12:02
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2016 15:14
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146290

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