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Vol 64, No 4 (2005)
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Published online: 2005-09-20
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Arterial, neural and muscular variations in the upper limb

Coskun N, Sarikcioglu L, Donmez BO, Sindel M
Folia Morphol 2005;64(4):347-352.

open access

Vol 64, No 4 (2005)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2005-09-20
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

During our routine dissection studies we observed arterial, neural and muscular variations in the upper limbs of an adult male cadaver. In this case we observed the superficial brachial artery origination from the third part of the axillary artery, communications between the musculocutaneous and median nerves, variant formation of the brachial plexus, origination of the profunda brachii artery from the posterior circumflex humeral artery and supernumerary tendons of the abductor pollicis longus muscle. We think that such variations should be kept in mind during surgical and diagnostic procedures.

Abstract

During our routine dissection studies we observed arterial, neural and muscular variations in the upper limbs of an adult male cadaver. In this case we observed the superficial brachial artery origination from the third part of the axillary artery, communications between the musculocutaneous and median nerves, variant formation of the brachial plexus, origination of the profunda brachii artery from the posterior circumflex humeral artery and supernumerary tendons of the abductor pollicis longus muscle. We think that such variations should be kept in mind during surgical and diagnostic procedures.
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Keywords

superficial brachial artery; axillary artery; musculocutaneous nerve; communication; median nerve; profunda brachii artery

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Title

Arterial, neural and muscular variations in the upper limb

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 64, No 4 (2005)

Pages

347-352

Published online

2005-09-20

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2005;64(4):347-352.

Keywords

superficial brachial artery
axillary artery
musculocutaneous nerve
communication
median nerve
profunda brachii artery

Authors

Coskun N
Sarikcioglu L
Donmez BO
Sindel M

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