Bilateral accessory flexor digitorum longus muscle in man

Citation
Y. Gumusalan et A. Kalaycioglu, Bilateral accessory flexor digitorum longus muscle in man, ANN ANATOMY, 182(6), 2000, pp. 573-576
Citations number
20
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Experimental Biology
Journal title
ANNALS OF ANATOMY-ANATOMISCHER ANZEIGER
ISSN journal
0940-9602 → ACNP
Volume
182
Issue
6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
573 - 576
Database
ISI
SICI code
0940-9602(200011)182:6<573:BAFDLM>2.0.ZU;2-I
Abstract
An accessory muscle (flexor digitorum longus accessorius) was encountered i n the deep posterior compartment of both legs of a 57-year-old male cadaver . The muscle originated with two heads from the medial margin of the tibia, lateral margin of the fibula, posterior intermuscular septum and the deep fascia at the distal part of the leg. Both heads came together just posteri or and superficial to the tibial nerve, and converged into a slender tendon which traversed the tarsal tunnel in the vicinity of the neurovascular bun dle to reach the sole of the foot. It terminated by merging into the tendon of the quadratus plantae muscle. The potential of such an anomalous muscle to lead to misinterpretations of the radiodiagnostic examinations and the fact that it can be one of the causes of tarsal tunnel syndrome should be b orne in mind.