European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 18 - Number 3
Eur J Anat, 18 (3): 183-185 (2014)

Supracondylar process of humerus - a case series

Shiny Vinila B.H., Gavin Yap, Han Yong and M. Sangeeta

Department of Anatomy, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Karnataka, India

ABSTRACT The supracondylar process in the human race is a rare anatomical variant. It is a hook-like bony process on the anteromedial surface of the humerus. During routine osteology demonstration for students, we found two humerii of the left side with a bony projection from the anteromedial surface of its distal shaft. The bones were then examined and photographed, and their dimensions were measured with a sliding caliper. Knowledge of this variation may be of great importance to anatomists and anthropologists, because of its evolutionary changes. It may be also equally important for clinicians, as it may be misdiagnosed with pathological conditions like osteochondroma or myositis ossificans.

Keywords: Supracondylar process, Strutherís ligament, Humerus, Evolution, Medial epicondyle, Median nerve, Brachial artery

European Journal of anatomy
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