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Journal Of Medical Erudite
Year : 2013, Volume : 1, Issue : 1
First page : ( 13) Last page : ( 19)
Print ISSN : 2278-1927.

Variation in Sural Nerve

Dr. Ahmad Tanveer1,*, Dr. Khan Riyazul Qamar2, Dr. Garg Lalit3, Dr. Sultana Asia4

1Assistant professor, Dept of Anatomy, Faculty of Dentistry Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-25, India

2Professor, Dept of Anatomy, Maulana Azad Medical College New Delhi, India

3Demonstrator, Army College of Medical Sciences, Delhi Cantt, India

4Assistant professor, Faculty of Medicine, Jamia Hamadard, New Delhi, India

*Corresponding author: Dr. Tanveer Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Dept of Anatomy Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-25, India E-mail: tanveer0112@rediffmail.com

Online published on 1 March, 2014.

Abstract

The Sural nerve is generally formed by the union of the medial Sural cutaneous nerve derived from the Tibial nerve, and the communicating fibular branch or lateral Sural cutaneous nerve a branch derived from the common peroneal (fibular) nerve.

The union that results in the formation of the Sural nerve occurs in the middle or lower third of the leg. Although the Sural nerve has a constant topographical localization, anatomic variations are frequent. Clinically, sural nerve is frequently used in biopsy and as a graft in nerve transplantation. Therefore, knowledge about the course, formation pattern and variation of Sural nerve is important for the above mentioned procedures.

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Keywords

Sural nerve, tibial nerve, popliteal fossa.

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