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Tarsal tunnel syndrome caused by anomalous muscle: case report

Georgi P. Georgiev, Boycho Landzhov, Svetoslav A. Slavchev, Lina Malinova, Wladimir Ovtscharoff

Abstract

Accessory muscles within the tarsal tunnel have been reported as a rare cause of tarsal tunnel syndrome. The most common variation provoking this pathologic condition is the flexor digitorum accessorius longus muscle. Herein, we present a rare case of a patient with tarsal tunnel syndrome due to this muscular variation. The discussion of this case report can prompt foot and ankle surgeons to be more aware of this infrequent finding.

Keywords

flexor digitorum accessorius longus muscle; tarsal tunnel syndrome

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v45i0.855

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Georgi P. Georgiev
Medical University of Sofia
Bulgaria

University Hospital of Orthopaedics

Boycho Landzhov
Medical university of Sofia
Bulgaria

Department of anatomy, histology and embryology

Svetoslav A. Slavchev
Medical university of Sofia
Bulgaria

University hospital of orthopaedics Prof. B. Boychev

Lina Malinova
Medical university of Sofia
Bulgaria

Department of anatomy, histology and embryology

Wladimir Ovtscharoff
Medical university of Sofia
Bulgaria

Department of anatomy, histology and embryology

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