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

Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2011;52(1):203-5.

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.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Femur / abnormalities*
  • Femur / innervation*
  • Femur / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sciatic Nerve / pathology*