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Variation of the latissimus dorsi muscle: a case report

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Author(s): Shabnam Mohammadi | Ali Akbar Rajab Zadeh | Sohyela Jafarpour | Fatemeh Alipour | Akram Sadeghi

Journal: Electronic Physician
ISSN 2008-5842

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 451;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Latissimus dorsi muscle | Variation | Cadaver | Human anatomy

ABSTRACT
The latissimus dorsi muscle is used as a muscular flap in head and neck reconstructive surgery. During a routinedissection in our department, we encountered an additional muscular band in the latissimus dorsi on the left side of amale cadaver. This rare muscular variation originated from the latissimus dorsi and inserted into the coracoidsprocess. With regard to important knowledge of such a variation for safe and successful clinical practice, we presenta variation of the latissimus dorsi muscle.

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