Agenesis of the Medial Gastrocnemius and Plantar Muscle. Case Presentation

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María Fernanda Álvarez; Camilo Alfonso Bueno & Luis Ernesto Ballesteros


We present the case of a left medial gastrocnemius and plantar muscle agenesis in a 58-years old male cadaveric specimen from the Anatomy Laboratory at the Universidad Industrial de Santander (Bucaramanga-Colombia). These unusual muscle absences and associated functional alterations, enrich anatomical knowledge and become important by the time the affected individual may need a reconstructive procedure.

KEY WORDS: Agenesis; Medial gastrocnemius; Plantar muscle

How to cite this article

ÁLVAREZ, M. F.; BUENO, C. A. & BALLESTEROS, L. E. Agenesis of the medial gastrocnemius and plantar muscle. Case presentation. Int. J. Morphol., 35(1):34-36, 2017.