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Vol 67, No 2 (2008)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2008-03-06
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Failure of palmaris longus muscle duplication and its clinical application

G. Paraskevas, A. Tzaveas, K. Natsis, P. Kitsoulis, I. Spyridakis
Folia Morphol 2008;67(2):150-153.

open access

Vol 67, No 2 (2008)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2008-03-06
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

A case of failure of palmaris longus muscle duplication was found in the left forearm of a male cadaver. Specifically, two distinct palmaris longus muscles had failed to separate, and were united from the medial epicondyle to the palmar aponeurosis. We studied the exact morphology of the abnormal muscle, which, to our knowledge, has not been reported elsewhere in the literature. It also provided data for palmaris longus muscle morphology and may have clinical implications, as the knowledge of such an anomalous muscle should be useful for hand surgeons and radiologists.
(Folia Morphol 2008: 67: 150–153)

Abstract

A case of failure of palmaris longus muscle duplication was found in the left forearm of a male cadaver. Specifically, two distinct palmaris longus muscles had failed to separate, and were united from the medial epicondyle to the palmar aponeurosis. We studied the exact morphology of the abnormal muscle, which, to our knowledge, has not been reported elsewhere in the literature. It also provided data for palmaris longus muscle morphology and may have clinical implications, as the knowledge of such an anomalous muscle should be useful for hand surgeons and radiologists.
(Folia Morphol 2008: 67: 150–153)
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Keywords

palmaris longus; duplication; failure; variation

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Title

Failure of palmaris longus muscle duplication and its clinical application

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 67, No 2 (2008)

Pages

150-153

Published online

2008-03-06

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2008;67(2):150-153.

Keywords

palmaris longus
duplication
failure
variation

Authors

G. Paraskevas
A. Tzaveas
K. Natsis
P. Kitsoulis
I. Spyridakis

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