Acta Med. 2007, 50: 245-246

Anomalous Higher Branching Pattern of the Femoral Nerve: a Case Report with Clinical Implications

Srijit Dasa, Neelam Vasudevab

aUniversity Kebangsaan Malaysia, Department of Anatomy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
bMaulana Azad Medical College, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Department of Anatomy, New Delhi, India

Received August 1, 2007
Accepted September 1, 2007

The femoral nerve usually divides into anterior and posterior branches below the inguinal ligament. In the present case, we report the anomalous higher branching pattern of the femoral nerve on both sides of a 52 year male cadaver. The femoral nerve divided into the anterior and posterior branches above the inguinal ligament. Such a higher division of femoral nerve is a rare finding and it may be important for surgeons, orthopaedicians and anaesthetists in day to day clinical practice.


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