European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
/> Cover Volume 11 - Number 3
Eur J Anat, 11 (3): 193-196 (2007)

Four cases of anastomosis between the musculocutaneous and median nerves

Pozo Kreilinger J.J., De La Cuadra-Blanco C., Rodriguez-Vazquez J.F., Merida-Velasco J.R.

Instituto de Ciencias Morfo-funcionales Y del Deporte, Departamento de Anatomía Y Embriología Humana II, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain; Departamento de Anatomía Y Embriología Humana II, Universidad Complutense, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain

ABSTRACT During routine bilateral dissection of 16 human cadavers (32 upper limbs), four cases of anastomosis between the musculocutaneous and median nerves were observed. In addition, one case presented a biceps brachii with an accessory head. Embryological considerations and possible clinical consequences are discussed.

Keywords: adult, article, biceps brachii muscle, brachial plexus, cadaver, dissection, female, human, male, median nerve, nerve anastomosis

European Journal of anatomy
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