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Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 61–63 | Cite as

An accessory flexor digitorum longus muscle with high division of the tibial nerve

  • Z. KurtogluEmail author
  • M. H. Uluutku
  • M. A. Çan
  • S. Önderoglu
Anatomic variations

Abstract

An accessory flexor digitorum longus muscle associated with a high division of the tibial nerve was encountered during routine dissection in the right leg of a newborn cadaver. The tibial nerve divided into its two terminal branches at a higher level than normal with a small branch from the tibial nerve contributing to one of the terminal branches. In addition, an accessory flexor digitorum longus muscle was observed to pass between the terminal branches of the tibial nerve.

Key words

Accessory flexor digitorum longus Tibial nerve Nerve blockage Tarsal tunnel Vascular injury 

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© Springer-Verlag France 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Kurtoglu
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. H. Uluutku
    • 2
  • M. A. Çan
    • 2
  • S. Önderoglu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyFaculty of Medicine, Mersin UniversityYenisehirMersinTurkey
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyFaculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical UniversityTrabzonTurkey
  3. 3.Department of AnatomyFaculty of Medicine, Hacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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