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monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets

largest carnivore of Madagascar

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On examination, there was a 10cm, non-tender, pulsatile mass in the popliteal fossa.
Vascular complications of the popliteal vessel occur due to ossification of the previously protective cartilage cap, around the 2nd decade and relative immobility of the artery in the popliteal fossa between exiting Hunter's canal and the trifurcation.
A comparison of the posterior versus lateral approaches to the block of the sciatic nerve in the popliteal fossa.
From a physiotherapy perspective, familiarity with the anatomy of the popliteal fossa is therefore necessary.
Located at the back of the knee, the popliteal fossa is a diamond shaped area which may be divided into an upper and a lower triangle.
Surgical exploration of the popliteal fossa revealed a bubbly longitudinal mass within the sciatic nerve sheath.
Clock face model applied to tibial intraneural ganglia in the popliteal fossa.
At the lower edge of the gluteus maximus muscle, the nerve is at its most superficial before descending to the popliteal fossa, where it divides into the tibial and common peroneal nerves.
Other important sources of nontruncal reflux include IPVs in the medial and lateral thigh and popliteal fossa that can usually be identified with DUS.
A 24-year-old African American woman underwent above-the-knee amputation 13 years ago for a malignant spindle cell neoplasm near the right popliteal fossa.
A reduced amount of local anaesthetic can be injected while maintaining block characteristics in femoral nerve blocks (2), but has not been demonstrated for distal sciatic nerve blocks in the popliteal fossa.