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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 70  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 116-118

A unilateral anomalous muscle with an uncommon nerve supply interconnecting the biceps femoris and the gastrocnemius


School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

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Dr. Oladiran Ibukunolu Olateju
School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown 2193, Johannesburg
Republic of South Africa
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JASI.JASI_85_19

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This case study describes the morphology and embryology and hypothesizes the muscle action based on the morphology of an anomalous muscle that extends from the long head of the biceps femoris to the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscles. It has an uncommon nerve supply via the medial sural cutaneous nerve which is mainly sensory in humans. This variation is different from other similar variations involving the gastrocnemius and biceps femoris muscles. The case report will be of benefit to diagnosis, clinical training, and surgical procedures as well as contribute to knowledge on the type of nerve fiber carried by the medial sural cutaneous nerve or its components.


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