Double superior gemellus together with double piriformis and high division of the sciatic nerve


Arifoglu Y. , SURUCU H., SARGON M., TANYELI E., YAZAR F.

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, cilt.19, ss.407-408, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/bf01628510
  • Dergi Adı: SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.407-408

Özet

We report a case with double superior gemellus and double piriformis mm. associated with the sciatic n. dividing high and passing between the two piriformis mm. in the same lower extremity. This abnormality has not previously been described in the literature. As many musculoskeletal structures may be involved in sciatica, the supernumerary superior gemelli and piriformis mm. may exert pressure on the sciatic n. and this should be taken into account by clinicians.