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Additional muscle slip of bicipital aponeurosis and its anomalous relationship with the median cubital vein

Bhat, Nandini and D’Souza, Antony Sylvan and Kotian, Sushma R (2017) Additional muscle slip of bicipital aponeurosis and its anomalous relationship with the median cubital vein. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 17 (1). e-103. ISSN 2075-051X

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Abstract

The cubital region of the arm is a common site for recording blood pressure, taking blood for analysis and administering intravenous therapy and blood transfusions. During the routine dissection of a 70-year-old male cadaver at the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India, in 2015, it was observed that the aponeurotic insertion of the biceps brachii muscle divided into two slips. The medial slip fused normally with the deep fascia of the forearm, while flexor carpi radialis muscle fibres originated from the lateral slip. There was also a single vein in the forearm, the cephalic vein, which bifurcated to form the median cubital vein and the cephalic vein proper. The median cubital vein, further reinforced by the radial vein, passed deep to the two slips of the bicipital aponeurosis and then continued as the basilic vein. During venepuncture, medical practitioners should be aware of potential cubital fossa variations which could lead to nerve entrapment syndromes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anatomic Variation; Elbow; Aponeurosis, abnormalities; Case Report; India.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 04:11
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017 04:11
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148689

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