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Nerve: Lateral sural cutaneous nerve
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Diagram of segmental distribution of the cutaneous nerves of the right lower extremity. Front view. (Com. peroneal labeled in blue at center left.)
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Diagram of the segmental distribution of the cutaneous nerves of the right lower extremity. Posterior view. (Com. peroneal labeled in blue at center right.)
Latin nervus cutaneus surae lateralis
Gray's subject #213 964
Innervates
From common fibular nerve
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MeSH [1]

The lateral sural cutaneous nerve (lateral cutaneous branch) supplies the skin on the posterior and lateral surfaces of the leg.

One branch, the peroneal anastomotic (n. communicans fibularis), arises near the head of the fibula, crosses the lateral head of the Gastrocnemius to the middle of the leg, and joins with the medial sural cutaneous to form the sural nerve.

The peroneal anastomotic is occasionally continued down as a separate branch as far as the heel.

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