Unusual Communications between the Cutaneous Branches of Ulnar Nerve in the Palm

Rao, Srinivasa Sirasanagandla and Padavinangady, Abhinitha and Nayak, Satheesha B and Jetti, Raghu (2015) Unusual Communications between the Cutaneous Branches of Ulnar Nerve in the Palm. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 9 (3). pp. 1-2.

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Variations of dorsal and volar digital cutaneous branches of ulnar nerve are of tremendous clinical importance for successful regional nerve blocks, skin flaps, carpal tunnel release and placement of electrodes for electrophysiological studies. With the aforementioned clinical implications it is worth to report the variations of cutaneous branches of ulnar nerve. In the current case, we have encountered a rare variation (Kaplan`s anastomosis) of ulnar nerve, in the right upper limb. We have noticed that the dorsal cutaneous branch of ulnar nerve divided into three branches, the lateral two branches supplied the skin of the medial one and half fingers of the dorsum of hand. The medial branch established communications with the superficial branches of ulnar nerve and distributed to the skin of the one and half fingers of the volar aspect of hand. The possible outcome of this communications is discussed. Course and distribution of ulnar nerve on the contralateral side was found to be normal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Communication; Dorsal cutaneous branch; Nerve block; Ulnar nerve; Variationdivided
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 09:19
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2015 09:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144119

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