Sciatic nerve entrapment in the popliteal fossa: A case report

Jaijesh Paval, Venkata Ramana Vollala, Satheesha Nayak

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During the routine dissection we found an anomalous muscle in the popliteal fossa bilaterally in a male cadaver. This muscle had tendinous origin from the lateral and posterior intermuscular septum of the thigh as separate slips. These two slips united in front of the sciatic nerve and formed a narrow muscular belly which enclosed the sciatic nerve and the tibial nerve in its downward course and then inserted in to both the heads of gastrocnemius muscle. Sciatic entrapment in the popliteal region is uncommon and in this report we discuss the possible nerve entrapment due to the aforesaid kind of muscle variants which may confuse the surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-42
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy
  • Clinical Neurology


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