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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus I: Muscular System: Alphabetical Listing of Muscles, Gastrocnemius and Soleus, Gastrocnemius tertius

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus I: Muscular System, Alphabetical Listing of Muscles, Gastrocnemius and Soleus

Gastrocnemius tertius

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Image of gastrocnemius tertius

1a.: The CT scan on the left reveals an asymmetrical muscle mass (arrows) in the right popliteal fossa. The muscle mass joins the medial head of the right gastrocnemius muscle. 1b.: On the right side is a diagrammatic representation of the third head (*) of gastrocnemius that was redrawn form Chudzinski, 1882). The cut lines U, M, L correspond to the CT images shown on the left side. LH; Lateral head of gastrocnemius, MH; Medial head of gastrocnemius.

from Bergman, Walker and El Khoury, 1995

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