Hypoplastic posterior tibial artery and the enlarged peroneal artery supplying the posterior crural region: A rare variation

P. J. Jiji, Sujatha D'Costa, Soubhagya R. Nayak, Latha V. Prabhu, Mangala M. Pai, Rajanigandha Vadgaonkar, Rajalakshmi Rai, Raju Sugavasi

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Arterial variations of distal parts of lower extremities are well-documented and can be demonstrated with the help of Doppler ultrasound or by arteriography. However, absence or variation of posterior tibial artery is considered a rare finding. We present a case of hypoplastic posterior tibial artery that terminated by supplying soleus muscle. The variant arterial supply to the sole was provided by the enlarged peroneal artery that continued as the lateral plantar artery. The awareness of these variations is important to vascular surgeons while performing arterial reconstructions in femorodistal bypass graft procedures, and also to orthopedists during surgical clubfoot release.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-274
Number of pages3
JournalJornal Vascular Brasileiro
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 09-2008


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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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