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Vol 71, No 4 (2012)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2012-11-30
Submitted: 2012-06-13
Accepted: 2012-08-31
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A coexisting anatomic variation of median and ulnar nerves in a cadaver palm

K. Natsis, M. Th. Karanassos, E. Papathanasiou, G. Noussios
Folia Morphol 2012;71(4):269-274.

open access

Vol 71, No 4 (2012)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2012-11-30
Submitted: 2012-06-13
Accepted: 2012-08-31

Abstract

During a routine dissection we observed an anatomical variation of the median nerve and an atypical anastomosis in the palm region of a male cadaver. There were four distinct recurrent motor branches of the left median nerve and the palmar cutaneous branch of the ulnar nerve communicated directly with the third common palmar digital nerve. The presence of such anatomical variant in the hand should keep surgeons alert in the management of hand pathology especially in carpal tunnel syndrome which is a routine operation for many medical centers.

Abstract

During a routine dissection we observed an anatomical variation of the median nerve and an atypical anastomosis in the palm region of a male cadaver. There were four distinct recurrent motor branches of the left median nerve and the palmar cutaneous branch of the ulnar nerve communicated directly with the third common palmar digital nerve. The presence of such anatomical variant in the hand should keep surgeons alert in the management of hand pathology especially in carpal tunnel syndrome which is a routine operation for many medical centers.

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Keywords

median nerve variations; recurrent motor branch of median nerve; palmar cutaneous branch of the ulnar nerve; ulnar-median nerve anastomosis

About this article
Title

A coexisting anatomic variation of median and ulnar nerves in a cadaver palm

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 71, No 4 (2012)

Pages

269-274

Published online

2012-11-30

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2012;71(4):269-274.

Keywords

median nerve variations
recurrent motor branch of median nerve
palmar cutaneous branch of the ulnar nerve
ulnar-median nerve anastomosis

Authors

K. Natsis
M. Th. Karanassos
E. Papathanasiou
G. Noussios

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