Accessory lateral gastrocnemius muscle

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


Knee trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 43 years
Gender: Male

MRI incidentally detected an accessory belly of the lateral gastrocnemius; The popliteal neurovascular bundle is encased by the medial gastrocnemius and the accessory muscle.

Case Discussion

Features consistent of accessory lateral gasrocnemius muscle. This anatomical variant may cause popliteal entrapment syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 13442
Published: 12th Apr 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Tag: variant
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