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Type of Article : Case Report

Year: 2014 | Volume 2 | Issue 4 | Page No. 614-616

Date of Publication: 31-10-2014

DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2014.501


BILATERAL ANOMALOUS MUSCLE IN THE POPLITEAL FOSSA & ITS CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE                 

Sowmya S *,  Meenakshi Parthasarathi, Sharmada KL, Sujana M.  

Department of Anatomy, Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore, India.  

Corresponding Author Address: Dr.Sowmya S, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore-560002, INDIA. Mobile: +919482476545 E-Mail: drsowmyanandan@gmail.com  

Abstract
Muscle variation may occur due to genetic or developmental causes. Some variations may compromise the vascular, muscular or nervous system in the region. Bilateral muscle variation in popliteal fossa is very rare. In present study an instance of bilateral muscle variation in popliteal fossa, arising from different muscles like gastrocnemius and from biceps femoris is recorded. There is no report of such variations. These observations are rare of its kind because of bilateral asymmetrical presence and difference in the origins in different legs. This is the first report as for the literatures available. Clinical and functional importance of such variation is discussed with the morphological aspects of this anomalous muscle.
KEY WORDS: Popliteal fossa, Gastrocnemius, Biceps femoris, Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome  

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Sowmya S, Meenakshi Parthasarathi, Sharmada KL, Sujana M. BILATERAL ANOMALOUS MUSCLE IN THE POPLITEAL FOSSA & ITS CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE. Int J Anat Res 2014;2(4):614-616. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2014.501

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