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Accessory soleus muscle

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Left ankle pain and swelling. No history of trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

An accessory soleus muscle is seen at the left side. Its origin has no bony attachment and mostly from the anterior surface of the soleus muscle. Its insertion distally through a short tendon into the upper calcaneal surface. 

Annotated image

The white arrow refers to filling of the Kager fat pad by an accessory soleus muscle

Case Discussion

Accessory soleus muscle is a normal variant. It has no clinical significant and usually accidentally discovered. 

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Case information

rID: 61069
Published: 15th Jun 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Ain Shams University

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