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Vol 64, No 4 (2005)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2005-09-20
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Split median nerve. A report of two cases

Król A, Palczak A, Jędrzejewski KS
2005;64(4):341-344.

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Vol 64, No 4 (2005)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2005-09-20

Abstract

Two variations of the median nerve described in the Lanz study as type 3 anomalies were found during dissection. In the first case the median nerve splits in the cubital fossa and descends through the carpal tunnel to the palm of the hand. In the second of the reported cases the median nerve splits 45 mm before entering the carpal tunnel and is accompanied by a persistent median artery. Surgeons should take such variations into consideration in order to plan surgical approaches judiciously.

Abstract

Two variations of the median nerve described in the Lanz study as type 3 anomalies were found during dissection. In the first case the median nerve splits in the cubital fossa and descends through the carpal tunnel to the palm of the hand. In the second of the reported cases the median nerve splits 45 mm before entering the carpal tunnel and is accompanied by a persistent median artery. Surgeons should take such variations into consideration in order to plan surgical approaches judiciously.
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Keywords

median nerve variations; split median nerve; persistent median artery; carpal syndrome

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Title

Split median nerve. A report of two cases

Journal

Issue

Vol 64, No 4 (2005)

Pages

341-344

Published online

2005-09-20

Bibliographic record

2005;64(4):341-344.

Keywords

median nerve variations
split median nerve
persistent median artery
carpal syndrome

Authors

Król A
Palczak A
Jędrzejewski KS

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