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Co-occurrence of asymmetrical bilateral extensor carpi radialis intermedius and bilateral sternalis muscles in an anatomical donor

Oheneba Boadum1, Yue F. Lu2
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  1. School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA
  2. Department of Advanced Biomedical Education, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA

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Submitted: 2023-06-01
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Abstract

The presence of anatomical variants in the body may pose clinical challenges to inexperienced surgeons or clinicians and could cause misdiagnosis or treatment errors. Similarly, anatomical variations in cadavers pose educational dilemmas to students in gross anatomy dissection because of the inadequate coverage of anatomical variants in currently available resources, including textbooks. Students experience challenges in their learning experience, dissection process, and translation of clinically relevant information when presented with an anatomical variation. The authors report the rare finding of a bilateral sternalis muscle variant and asymmetrically bilateral extensor carpi radialis intermedius muscles in a single anatomical donor during dissection and the dilemma of students to find out what they were.

Abstract

The presence of anatomical variants in the body may pose clinical challenges to inexperienced surgeons or clinicians and could cause misdiagnosis or treatment errors. Similarly, anatomical variations in cadavers pose educational dilemmas to students in gross anatomy dissection because of the inadequate coverage of anatomical variants in currently available resources, including textbooks. Students experience challenges in their learning experience, dissection process, and translation of clinically relevant information when presented with an anatomical variation. The authors report the rare finding of a bilateral sternalis muscle variant and asymmetrically bilateral extensor carpi radialis intermedius muscles in a single anatomical donor during dissection and the dilemma of students to find out what they were.

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Keywords

anatomic variation, extensor carpi radialis intermedius, bilateral sternalis, supernumerary muscles, extensor carpi radialis brevis, extensor carpi radialis longus

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Title

Co-occurrence of asymmetrical bilateral extensor carpi radialis intermedius and bilateral sternalis muscles in an anatomical donor

Journal

Folia Morphologica

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Ahead of Print

Article type

Case report

Published online

2023-07-26

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173

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2023.0049

Pubmed

37519047

Keywords

anatomic variation
extensor carpi radialis intermedius
bilateral sternalis
supernumerary muscles
extensor carpi radialis brevis
extensor carpi radialis longus

Authors

Oheneba Boadum
Yue F. Lu

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