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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Plexuses: Superficial Peroneal Nerve

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Plexuses

Superficial Peroneal Nerve

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

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed

The medial branch may be absent and may be replaced by the deep peroneal (anterior tibial) nerve. Deficiences in the lateral branch are satisfied by the sural nerve. The nerve has been described as arising from the nerve to peroneus brevis, and extending downward to supply a rare peroneus quartus (extensor digiti quinti brevis), after which it continued on the dorsum of the foot to furnish a nerve to extensor digitorum brevis (Bryce).

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