Ulnar and Humeral Heads Forming Separate Bellies. A Rare Case of Digastric Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Muscle

Rao, Mohandas KG and Bhat, Seetharama M and Venkataramana, V and Rodrigues, Vincent (2009) Ulnar and Humeral Heads Forming Separate Bellies. A Rare Case of Digastric Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Muscle. Int. J. Morphol, 27 (1). pp. 31-34.

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Abstract

Proper knowledge of muscular variations is essential for both anatomists and surgeons. Variations of the flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) are not very common. We are reporting an unusual case of FCU muscle with two bellies. The two heads (ulnar and humeral) of the muscle continued as two separate bellies and the tendons of which joined each other slightly proximal to the wrist before getting inserted to pisiform bone. Further, detailed literature review of variations of FCU muscle is done and the developmental basis for the variation and its surgical importance are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flexor carpi ulnaris muscle; Variations of forearm muscles; Ulnar head; Humeral head.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2012 11:15
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 09:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2119

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