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Variations in the formation of the median nerve and its clinical correlation

V. Budhiraja, R. Rastogi, A.K. Asthana
Folia Morphol 2012;71(1):28-30.

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Vol 71, No 1 (2012)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2012-04-19
Submitted: 2012-06-27

Abstract

Variations in the formation of the median nerve are of interest to anatomists, radiologists, and surgeons. These variations may be vulnerable to damage in surgical operations, but their knowledge also helps in the interpretation of a nervous compression having unexplained clinical symptoms. We studied the variation in the formation of the median nerve in 87 cadavers, i.e. 174 upper limbs of formalin preserved cadavers at the department of Anatomy, Subharti medical college. We observed an additional root taking part in the formation of the median nerve in 26.4% of upper limbs, unusual low formation of the median nerve in the arm in front of the brachial artery in 18.4% of upper limbs, and median nerve formation medial to the axillary artery in 10.3% of upper limbs. Knowledge of such anatomical variations is of interest to the anatomist and clinician alike. Surgeons who perform procedures involving neoplasm or trauma repair need to be aware of these variations.

Abstract

Variations in the formation of the median nerve are of interest to anatomists, radiologists, and surgeons. These variations may be vulnerable to damage in surgical operations, but their knowledge also helps in the interpretation of a nervous compression having unexplained clinical symptoms. We studied the variation in the formation of the median nerve in 87 cadavers, i.e. 174 upper limbs of formalin preserved cadavers at the department of Anatomy, Subharti medical college. We observed an additional root taking part in the formation of the median nerve in 26.4% of upper limbs, unusual low formation of the median nerve in the arm in front of the brachial artery in 18.4% of upper limbs, and median nerve formation medial to the axillary artery in 10.3% of upper limbs. Knowledge of such anatomical variations is of interest to the anatomist and clinician alike. Surgeons who perform procedures involving neoplasm or trauma repair need to be aware of these variations.
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Keywords

anatomical variations; cadaver; median nerve

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Title

Variations in the formation of the median nerve and its clinical correlation

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 71, No 1 (2012)

Pages

28-30

Published online

2012-04-19

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2012;71(1):28-30.

Keywords

anatomical variations
cadaver
median nerve

Authors

V. Budhiraja
R. Rastogi
A.K. Asthana

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