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Vol 72, No 2 (2013)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2013-06-01
Submitted: 2013-06-05
Accepted: 2013-06-05
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A new anatomical variation of the musculocutaneous and the median nerve anastomosis

M. Radunovic, A. Vukasanovic-Bozaric, N. Radojevic, T. Vukadinovic
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2013.0030
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Folia Morphol 2013;72(2):176-179.

open access

Vol 72, No 2 (2013)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2013-06-01
Submitted: 2013-06-05
Accepted: 2013-06-05

Abstract

Variations of the brachial plexus and its terminal branches are not uncommon.Therein, the anatomical variations of the musculocutaneous and the median nerve are classified into 5 types, while the communicating branches between the musculocutaneous and the median nerve are classified into 3 types, depending on their position related to the coracobrachial muscle. The case reviewed in this paper presents a variation similar to that of the second variety, but is significantly different due to the appearance of the proximal musculocutaneous nerve and its communicating branching, the site rising from the communicating branch (through the coracobrachial), and important clinical implications of this new variation. Despite the communicating branch being located in the upper third of the upper arm, it should not be considered as being a double lateral root of the median nerve.

Abstract

Variations of the brachial plexus and its terminal branches are not uncommon.Therein, the anatomical variations of the musculocutaneous and the median nerve are classified into 5 types, while the communicating branches between the musculocutaneous and the median nerve are classified into 3 types, depending on their position related to the coracobrachial muscle. The case reviewed in this paper presents a variation similar to that of the second variety, but is significantly different due to the appearance of the proximal musculocutaneous nerve and its communicating branching, the site rising from the communicating branch (through the coracobrachial), and important clinical implications of this new variation. Despite the communicating branch being located in the upper third of the upper arm, it should not be considered as being a double lateral root of the median nerve.
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Keywords

musculocutaneous nerve, median nerve, anastomosis, communicating branch, anastomotic branch

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Title

A new anatomical variation of the musculocutaneous and the median nerve anastomosis

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 72, No 2 (2013)

Pages

176-179

Published online

2013-06-01

DOI

10.5603/FM.2013.0030

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2013;72(2):176-179.

Keywords

musculocutaneous nerve
median nerve
anastomosis
communicating branch
anastomotic branch

Authors

M. Radunovic
A. Vukasanovic-Bozaric
N. Radojevic
T. Vukadinovic

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