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Unusual sensory innervation of the dorsal hand and why we should bear this variation in mind

G. P. Georgiev1, B. Landzhov2, L. Olewnik3, N. Zielinska3, Y. Kartelov2, I. N. Dimitrova4, R. S. Tubbs56789
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2021.0132
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Pubmed: 34845715
Affiliations
  1. Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University Hospital Queen Giovanna-ISUL, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  2. Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  3. Department of Anatomical Dissection and Donation, Chair of Anatomy and Histology, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  4. Department of Cardiology, University Hospital ‘St. Ekaterina’, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  5. Department of Anatomical Sciences, St. George’s University, Grenada
  6. Department of Neurosurgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  7. Department of Neurology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  8. Department of Structural and Cellular Biology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  9. Department of Neurosurgery, and Ochsner Neuroscience Institute, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Submitted: 2021-09-30
Accepted: 2021-10-29
Published online: 2021-11-26

Abstract

Detailed knowledge of the anatomy and different variations of the superficial branch of the radial nerve could be of great importance not only to anatomists but also to clinicians. A predominant radial nerve supply to the dorsum of the hand is rare. Herein, we present an unusual case of unilateral sensory innervation of the dorsal hand found during routine anatomical dissection of a 72-year-old at death male Caucasian cadaver. We also present a brief discussion of the reported variation and emphasize its potential clinical implications.

Abstract

Detailed knowledge of the anatomy and different variations of the superficial branch of the radial nerve could be of great importance not only to anatomists but also to clinicians. A predominant radial nerve supply to the dorsum of the hand is rare. Herein, we present an unusual case of unilateral sensory innervation of the dorsal hand found during routine anatomical dissection of a 72-year-old at death male Caucasian cadaver. We also present a brief discussion of the reported variation and emphasize its potential clinical implications.

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Keywords

radial nerve, variation, dorsal hand, clinical significance

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Title

Unusual sensory innervation of the dorsal hand and why we should bear this variation in mind

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Ahead of Print

Article type

Case report

Published online

2021-11-26

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2021.0132

Pubmed

34845715

Keywords

radial nerve
variation
dorsal hand
clinical significance

Authors

G. P. Georgiev
B. Landzhov
L. Olewnik
N. Zielinska
Y. Kartelov
I. N. Dimitrova
R. S. Tubbs

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