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Vol 79, No 2 (2020)
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Published online: 2019-07-17
Submitted: 2019-01-29
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A prefix brachial plexus with two trunks and one anterior cord

K. Natsis, M. Piagkou, T. Totlis, S. Kapetanakis
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2019.0081
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Pubmed: 31322725
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Folia Morphol 2020;79(2):402-406.

open access

Vol 79, No 2 (2020)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2019-07-17
Submitted: 2019-01-29
Accepted: 2019-03-15

Abstract

The brachial plexus presents a great variability in formation, division and branching pattern. Its variants are of immense importance during axillary and arm surgery and nerve blockade.

The current case highlights a unilateral atypical formation of brachial plexus, the so called prefix, in which the C4 root contributed a large branch to the superior trunk and further anastomosis with the inferior trunk. Thus, the prefix or high brachial plexus consisted of a superior and inferior trunk and one anterior cord.

Coexisting neural and arterial variations are also discussed in relation to the data literature.

Abstract

The brachial plexus presents a great variability in formation, division and branching pattern. Its variants are of immense importance during axillary and arm surgery and nerve blockade.

The current case highlights a unilateral atypical formation of brachial plexus, the so called prefix, in which the C4 root contributed a large branch to the superior trunk and further anastomosis with the inferior trunk. Thus, the prefix or high brachial plexus consisted of a superior and inferior trunk and one anterior cord.

Coexisting neural and arterial variations are also discussed in relation to the data literature.

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Keywords

brachial plexus, variation, cords, nerve roots, trunks, prefix, surgery

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Title

A prefix brachial plexus with two trunks and one anterior cord

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 79, No 2 (2020)

Pages

402-406

Published online

2019-07-17

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2019.0081

Pubmed

31322725

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2020;79(2):402-406.

Keywords

brachial plexus
variation
cords
nerve roots
trunks
prefix
surgery

Authors

K. Natsis
M. Piagkou
T. Totlis
S. Kapetanakis

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