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Submitted: 2021-09-12
Accepted: 2021-10-29
Published online: 2021-11-26
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Splitting of the distal median nerve

W. L Smith1, Ł. Olewnik2, J. Iwanaga34, A. S Dumont3, R. S. Tubbs3456789
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2021.0129
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Pubmed: 34845718
Affiliations
  1. Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, United States
  2. Department of Anatomical Dissection and Donation, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  3. Department of Neurosurgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, United States
  4. Department of Neurology, Tulane Center for Clinical Neurosciences, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, United States
  5. Department of Structural and Cellular Biology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, United States
  6. Department of Neurosurgery and Ochsner Neuroscience Institute, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA, United States
  7. Department of Anatomical Sciences, St. George’s University, St. George’s, Grenada, West Indies
  8. Department of Surgery, Tulane Center for Clinical Neurosciences, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, United States
  9. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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Ahead of Print
CASE REPORTS
Submitted: 2021-09-12
Accepted: 2021-10-29
Published online: 2021-11-26

Abstract

Variations of the nerves of the forearm can lead to unexpected clinical findings during physical examination. Additionally, surgery in this region might encounter and potentially damage the nerve in such patients. Here, we present a case of a high split of the median nerve and discuss the findings of the case as well as review salient reports in the literature. Knowledge of such a variation can be important in patient diagnosis and treatment.

Abstract

Variations of the nerves of the forearm can lead to unexpected clinical findings during physical examination. Additionally, surgery in this region might encounter and potentially damage the nerve in such patients. Here, we present a case of a high split of the median nerve and discuss the findings of the case as well as review salient reports in the literature. Knowledge of such a variation can be important in patient diagnosis and treatment.

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Keywords

anatomy, variation, upper limb, hand, forearm

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Title

Splitting of the distal median nerve

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Ahead of Print

Article type

Case report

Published online

2021-11-26

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273

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147

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2021.0129

Pubmed

34845718

Keywords

anatomy
variation
upper limb
hand
forearm

Authors

W. L Smith
Ł. Olewnik
J. Iwanaga
A. S Dumont
R. S. Tubbs

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