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Split median nerve with variation in its common digital branch – a case report

Author(s): Sundaram SM | Kumar MSJ | Sethupathi BB | Nayak SR | Krishnamurthy A

Journal: Neuroanatomy
ISSN 1303-1783

Volume: 7;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 15;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: neuroanatomy | anatomy | split median nerve | common palmar digital nerve | clinical significance

Anatomical variations of median nerve are frequent. We report a split median nerve 5 cm proximal to the flexorretinaculum. This split portion of the median nerve continued distally as common palmar digital nerve, whichfurther divided into two proper palmar digital branches, found to be peculiar in their course and distributionThe probable diagnostic and clinical significance of this variant are discussed.
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