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Vol 67, No 4 (2008)
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Published online: 2008-09-30
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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A rare constellation of multiple upper limb anomalies

S. Wadhwa, N. Vasudeva, J.M. Kaul
Folia Morphol 2008;67(4):236-239.

open access

Vol 67, No 4 (2008)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2008-09-30
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

We describe an unusual combination of unilateral upper limb variations, including an axillary arch, absence of a “typical” musculocutaneous nerve, direct lateral cord innervation of the muscles usually supplied by the musculocutaneous nerve, variant superficial brachial artery, a high anomalous origin of the common interosseous artery and a superficial ulnar artery noted during routine cadaver dissection. The embryological basis, recent molecular insights concerning such a constellation of anomalies and its clinical relevance are discussed.

Abstract

We describe an unusual combination of unilateral upper limb variations, including an axillary arch, absence of a “typical” musculocutaneous nerve, direct lateral cord innervation of the muscles usually supplied by the musculocutaneous nerve, variant superficial brachial artery, a high anomalous origin of the common interosseous artery and a superficial ulnar artery noted during routine cadaver dissection. The embryological basis, recent molecular insights concerning such a constellation of anomalies and its clinical relevance are discussed.
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Keywords

anomalies; axillary arch; superficial brachial artery; superficial ulnar artery; upper limb

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Title

A rare constellation of multiple upper limb anomalies

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 67, No 4 (2008)

Pages

236-239

Published online

2008-09-30

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2008;67(4):236-239.

Keywords

anomalies
axillary arch
superficial brachial artery
superficial ulnar artery
upper limb

Authors

S. Wadhwa
N. Vasudeva
J.M. Kaul

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