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Absence of musculocutaneous nerve associated with clinically important variations in theformation, course and distribution of the median nerve – a case report

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Author(s): Nayak S

Journal: Neuroanatomy
ISSN 1303-1783

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 49;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: neuroanatomy | anatomy | median nerve | brachial artery | variation | arm | musculocutaneous nerve

ABSTRACT
Variations in the nerves of the upper limb are not uncommon. We saw the variations in the origin, course anddistribution of the median nerve in the left upper limb. The musculocutaneous nerve was absent. The mediannerve was formed in the upper part of the arm, in front of the brachial artery. The nerve passed deep to thebrachial artery from lateral to medial side. Median nerve supplied the biceps, coracobrachialis and brachialismuscles and gave lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm. The third part of the axillary artery was compressedby two abnormal bands connecting medial root of median nerve with its lateral root.
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