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Medical Term:

sural nerve


formed by the union of the medial sural cutaneous from the tibial and the peroneal communicating branch of the common peroneal nerve, usually about the middle of the calf, although this is highly variable; thence it accompanies the small saphenous vein around the lateral malleolus to the dorsum of the foot as the lateral dorsal cutaneous nerve.

Synonym(s): nervus suralisTA, external saphenous nerve, short saphenous nerve

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