Unusual Cubital Fossa Anatomy - Case Report

Shetty, Surekha D and Nayak, Satheesha B and Kumar, Naveen and Guru, Anitha (2013) Unusual Cubital Fossa Anatomy - Case Report. Anatomy Journal of Africa, 2 (1). pp. 80-83.

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The med:annerveis knownto showvariationsin its origin, course, relationsand distribution. Butin almost all cases it passes throughthe cubital fossa. We saw a cubital fossa without a median nerve. The median nerve had a normal course in the upper part of front of the arm but in the distal third of the arm it passed in front of the medial epicondyle of humerus,surrounded by fleshy fibres of pronator teres muscle.Its course and distribution in the fore arm was normal. In the same limb,the fleshy fibres of the brachial is muscle directly continued into the fore arm as brachioradialis,there being no fibrous septum separating the two muscles from each other. The close relationshipof the nerve to the epicondylemight make it vulnerable in the fractures of the epicondyle. The muscle fibres surrounding the nerve might pull up on the nerve and result in altered sensory-motor functionsof the hand. Since the brachialis and brachioradi~lisare two muscles supplied by two different nerves,this continuity of the muscles might result in compression/entrapment of the radial nervein it.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Median nerve; cubital fossa; brachialis; brachioradialis; entrapment.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2013 04:28
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2013 04:28
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78661

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