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Vol 74, No 1 (2015)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-03-02
Submitted: 2014-07-10
Accepted: 2014-08-04
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Complex anatomic variation in the brachial region

Th. Troupis, A. Michalinos, V. Protogerou, A. Mazarakis, P. Skandalakis
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2015.0015
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Pubmed: 25792405
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Folia Morphol 2015;74(1):118-121.

open access

Vol 74, No 1 (2015)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-03-02
Submitted: 2014-07-10
Accepted: 2014-08-04

Abstract

Authors describe a case of a complex anatomic variation discovered during dissection of the humeral region. On the right side, brachial artery followed a superficial course. Musculocutaneous nerve did not pierce coracobrachialis muscle but instead passed below the muscle before continuing in the forearm. On the left side, a communication between musculocutaneous and median nerve was dissected. Those variations are analytically presented with a brief review on their anatomic and clinical implications. Considerations on their embryological origin are attempted.

Abstract

Authors describe a case of a complex anatomic variation discovered during dissection of the humeral region. On the right side, brachial artery followed a superficial course. Musculocutaneous nerve did not pierce coracobrachialis muscle but instead passed below the muscle before continuing in the forearm. On the left side, a communication between musculocutaneous and median nerve was dissected. Those variations are analytically presented with a brief review on their anatomic and clinical implications. Considerations on their embryological origin are attempted.

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Keywords

superficial brachial artery, musculocutaneous nerve, median nerve, embryology

About this article
Title

Complex anatomic variation in the brachial region

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 74, No 1 (2015)

Pages

118-121

Published online

2015-03-02

DOI

10.5603/FM.2015.0015

Pubmed

25792405

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2015;74(1):118-121.

Keywords

superficial brachial artery
musculocutaneous nerve
median nerve
embryology

Authors

Th. Troupis
A. Michalinos
V. Protogerou
A. Mazarakis
P. Skandalakis

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