A rare case of communicating branch between the posterior femoral cutaneous and the sciatic nerves


Tunali S., Cankara N., Albay S.

ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY AND EMBRYOLOGY, vol.52, no.1, pp.203-205, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY AND EMBRYOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-205

Abstract

During routine dissection of a 75-year-old male cadaver, we observed a communicating branch between the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve and the sciatic nerve. The connection was 11 cm below the infrapiriform foramen and was 3 cm long. Excluding this communicating branch, the origin, course and distribution of the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve showed no variation. The other branches of the sacral plexus were as usual.