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Discovery of anatomic variant of saphenous nerve from human cadaver dissection

Ahmad, U. and San, Aye Aye and Cheah, Pike See and Mat Taib, Che Norma and Mohd Moklas, Mohamad Aris and Othman, Fauziah (2016) Discovery of anatomic variant of saphenous nerve from human cadaver dissection. Journal of Morphological Sciences, 33 (1). pp. 5-7. ISSN 2177-0298

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Introduction: Saphenous nerve is the longest and largest pure sensory nerve, supplying the medial side of the thigh, leg and foot. Materials and Methods: In the present case study, during routine cadaveric dissection of the antero-medial part of the thigh, an interesting anomalous pattern of saphenous nerve was seen in the right lower limb of a 62 years old embalmed male cadaver from the Department of Human Anatomy, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Results: This saphenous nerve can be recognised as an unusual anatomical variant in which it gives a motor branch to the sartorius muscle during traversing the adductor canal and it was accompanied by blood vessels at the same time. The nerve continues its usual course and pierces the fascia lata, between the tendon of sartorius and gracilis and becomes subcutaneous. Conclusion: Knowledge of the variant anatomy of the saphenous nerve is important to surgeon in avoiding nerve injuries during adductor canal nerve block, nerve entrapment surgery, reconstructive surgery, pain management services and knee surgery successfully.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Anatomical variant; Motor branch of saphenous nerve; Vessels; Sartorius
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher:Sociedade Brasileira de Anatomia
DOI Number:10.4322/jms.081514
ID Code:55538
Deposited By: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Deposited On:13 Sep 2017 10:34
Last Modified:13 Sep 2017 10:34

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