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Vol 63, No 4 (2004)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2004-09-16
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Innervation of the coracobrachialis muscle by a branch from the lateral root of the median nerve

Ilkan Tatar, Recep Brohi, Fikret Sen, Alikemal Tonak, Hamdi Celik
Folia Morphol 2004;63(4):503-506.

open access

Vol 63, No 4 (2004)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2004-09-16
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Anomalies of the brachial plexus have previously been described in the literature. The coracobrachialis muscle is typically innervated by the musculocutaneous nerve. During a gross anatomy dissection we found that the coracobrachialis muscle was innervated by a branch from the lateral root of the median nerve. Knowledge of the anatomical variations of the peripheral nervous system is important in interpreting unusual clinical presentations. This report will assist clinicians and surgeons by pointing out anatomical anomalies associated with the musculocutaneous nerve, the median nerve and their branches to the anterior compartment muscles of the upper arm.

Abstract

Anomalies of the brachial plexus have previously been described in the literature. The coracobrachialis muscle is typically innervated by the musculocutaneous nerve. During a gross anatomy dissection we found that the coracobrachialis muscle was innervated by a branch from the lateral root of the median nerve. Knowledge of the anatomical variations of the peripheral nervous system is important in interpreting unusual clinical presentations. This report will assist clinicians and surgeons by pointing out anatomical anomalies associated with the musculocutaneous nerve, the median nerve and their branches to the anterior compartment muscles of the upper arm.
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Keywords

brachial plexus; median nerve; musculocutaneous nerve; coracobrachialis muscle

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Title

Innervation of the coracobrachialis muscle by a branch from the lateral root of the median nerve

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 63, No 4 (2004)

Pages

503-506

Published online

2004-09-16

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2004;63(4):503-506.

Keywords

brachial plexus
median nerve
musculocutaneous nerve
coracobrachialis muscle

Authors

Ilkan Tatar
Recep Brohi
Fikret Sen
Alikemal Tonak
Hamdi Celik

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