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Accessory lateral gastrocnemius muscle

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


Knee trauma

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

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

Case Discussion

Features consistent with accessory lateral gastrocnemius muscleThis anatomical variant may cause popliteal entrapment syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 13442
Published: 12th Apr 2011
Last edited: 26th Jan 2021
Tag: variant
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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