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Variations in the innervations to the gluteus maximus muscle: A case report


Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Authors: Vanitha, Antony Sylvan D’Souza, Vanishri Nayak
Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2014;3(3): 721-722 |  DOI:10.5958/2319-5886.2014.00424.X


Gluteus Maximus is the largest and superficial muscle in the gluteal region. Rhomboidal in outline, possesses coarse muscle fasciculi. Supplied by inferior gluteal nerve, a branch from the sacral plexus. During routine dissection for undergraduate medical students, we observed, a branch from sciatic nerve, which supplied the gluteus maximus muscle. It’s rare variation. Knowledge of such variations may be useful for surgeons.

Keywords: Gluteus Maximus, Inferior gluteal nerve, Nerve supply, Origin.

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