tarsal tunnel


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tunnel

 [tun´el]
a passageway of varying length through a solid body, completely enclosed except for the open ends, permitting entrance and exit.
carpal tunnel the osseofibrous passage for the median nerve and the flexor tendons, formed by the flexor retinaculum and the carpal bones; see also carpal tunnel syndrome.
flexor tunnel carpal tunnel.
tarsal tunnel the osseofibrous passage for the posterior tibial vessels, tibial nerve, and flexor tendons, formed by the flexor retinaculum and the tarsal bones; see also tarsal tunnel syndrome.

tarsal tunnel

The osteofibrous canal in the tarsal area bounded by the flexor retinaculum and tarsal bones. The posterior tibial vessels, tibial nerve, and flexor tendons pass through this tunnel.
See also: tunnel

tarsal tunnel

tubular structure (formed by medial band of retinacula and medial side of body of talus) through which the tibial nerve passes before it enters the foot

tarsal

pertaining to the tarsus of an eyelid or of the foot. See also Table 10.

tarsal adenitis
see chalazion.
tarsal gland
sebaceous follicles between the cartilage and conjunctiva of the eyelids. Called also meibomian gland.
tarsal hobbles
tape applied around the hindlimbs, just above the tarsus, is used in dogs to provide support in walking after pelvic fractures.
tarsal hydrarthrosis
tarsal joint
see tarsus.
tarsal pad
see tarsal torus.
tarsal sheath
the synovial sheath around the deep flexor tendon in the horse.
tarsal tunnel
the osseofibrous passage for the tibial nerve, and flexor tendons, formed by the flexor retinaculum and the tarsal bones.

tunnel

a passageway of varying length through a solid body, completely enclosed except for the open ends, permitting entrance and exit.

carpal tunnel
see carpal tunnel, carpal tunnel syndrome.
tunnel of Corti
spiral passage in the organ of Corti.
tunnel graft
see rope flap.
tarsal tunnel
see tarsal tunnel.
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MR imaging of the tarsal tunnel and related spaces: Normal and abnormal findings with anatomic correlation.
Surgical decompression in the legs includes a tarsal tunnel release and neurolysis of the peroneal and tibial nerves.
Numbness can occur at different parts of the foot depending on the source of the pressure such as along the arch and inside of the ankle from tarsal tunnel syndrome.