Formation and location of the sural nerve in the newborn


Uluutku H. , Can M., Kurtoglu Z.

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, vol.22, no.2, pp.97-100, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00276-000-0097-0
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-100

Abstract

In this study, the location and formation of the sural nerve were examined in 40 legs of new-born cadavers. The sural nerve was formed by the peroneal communicating branch from the common peroneal nerve joining the medial sural cutaneous nerve in 27 of 40 legs (67.5%). It was formed by the peroneal communicating branch from the lateral sural cutaneous nerve joining the medial sural cutaneous nerve in 4 (10%). It was formed by the peroneal communicating branch from the common peroneal nerve and fibers from the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve joining the medial sural cutaneous nerve in 2 (5%). In 5 of 40 legs (12.5%), the medial sural cutaneous nerve was in the place of the sural nerve without joining any other nerve. In one case (5%), the sural nerve was not formed bilaterally.