Vol 57, No 4 (1998)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2000-02-08
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Unusual branching in lumbar plexus. Case report

Erbil KM, Önderoglu E, Basar R
Folia Morphol 1998;57(4):377-381.
Vol 57, No 4 (1998)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2000-02-08
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

This article describes a complex bilateral variation in the formation of lumbar-plexus in a 32 year old male cadaver. On the left side the plexus was postfixed and located posterior to the psoas major muscle. The femoral nerve was formed by the union of anterior rami of the second, third, fourth and fifth lumbar spinal nerves. On the right side, the lumbar plexus was prefixed. The lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh was formed. By the union of the anterior rami of the first and second lumbar spinal nerves. The femoral nerve formed by branches from the first, second, third and fifth lumbar spinal nerves while the obturator nerve was formed by the union of the first, second and third lumbar spinal nerves. The right lumbar plexus was located in the substance of the psoas major muscle. In the present case, the formation of branches of the lumbar plexus were different from the previous data present in the literature.

Abstract

This article describes a complex bilateral variation in the formation of lumbar-plexus in a 32 year old male cadaver. On the left side the plexus was postfixed and located posterior to the psoas major muscle. The femoral nerve was formed by the union of anterior rami of the second, third, fourth and fifth lumbar spinal nerves. On the right side, the lumbar plexus was prefixed. The lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh was formed. By the union of the anterior rami of the first and second lumbar spinal nerves. The femoral nerve formed by branches from the first, second, third and fifth lumbar spinal nerves while the obturator nerve was formed by the union of the first, second and third lumbar spinal nerves. The right lumbar plexus was located in the substance of the psoas major muscle. In the present case, the formation of branches of the lumbar plexus were different from the previous data present in the literature.
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Keywords

Lumbar plexus. Variation. Anaesthesia.

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Title

Unusual branching in lumbar plexus. Case report

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 57, No 4 (1998)

Pages

377-381

Published online

2000-02-08

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 1998;57(4):377-381.

Keywords

Lumbar plexus. Variation. Anaesthesia.

Authors

Erbil KM
Önderoglu E
Basar R

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