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Vol 65, No 2 (2006)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2006-03-09
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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An unusual muscle of the wrist with potential compression of the ulnar nerve

M.L. Hill, M.M. Shoja, E.G. Salter, R.S. Tubbs
Folia Morphol 2006;65(2):178-180.

open access

Vol 65, No 2 (2006)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2006-03-09
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

During routine cadaveric dissection of the upper extremity an unusual muscle was discovered arising from the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris and inserting into the muscle belly of the flexor digiti minimi. The muscle’s course was superficial to the ulnar nerve and artery in Guyon’s canal. We review the literature regarding such muscle variations and discuss the potential for compression of the ulnar nerve by such muscles.

Abstract

During routine cadaveric dissection of the upper extremity an unusual muscle was discovered arising from the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris and inserting into the muscle belly of the flexor digiti minimi. The muscle’s course was superficial to the ulnar nerve and artery in Guyon’s canal. We review the literature regarding such muscle variations and discuss the potential for compression of the ulnar nerve by such muscles.
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Keywords

anatomy; wrist; anomaly; surgery; variant

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Title

An unusual muscle of the wrist with potential compression of the ulnar nerve

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 65, No 2 (2006)

Pages

178-180

Published online

2006-03-09

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2006;65(2):178-180.

Keywords

anatomy
wrist
anomaly
surgery
variant

Authors

M.L. Hill
M.M. Shoja
E.G. Salter
R.S. Tubbs

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