Type of Article:  Case Report

Volume 5; Issue 1 (January 2017)

Page No.: 3461-3463

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2016.503


Afil M Alex *1, Uma B Gopal 2.

*1 Assistant Professor (on contract), Department of Rachana Sharira (Anatomy),Govt.Ayurveda College, Pariyaram, Kannur, Kerala,  India.

2 Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Rachana Sharira (Anatomy),Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College Of Ayurveda &Hospital, Hassan-573201, Karnataka, India.

Corresponding Author:  Dr. Afil .M. Alex, Assistant Professor (on contract), Department of Rachana Sharira (Anatomy), Govt. Ayurveda College, Pariyaram, Kannur, Kerala 670503, India. Ph.9400585242, E-Mail: afilmalex@gmail.com


This paper presents and highlights the anatomical variation in the insertion of supernumerary heads of biceps brachi muscle. The variation was noted in one of the cadaver in the department of Rachana Sharira (Anatomy) at SDM College of Ayurveda, Hassan, Karnataka (India). During routine dissection of a male cadaver (65 years age),in the anterior compartment of arms bilaterally, it was noticed  extra heads for biceps brachi muscle with a separate insertion. Extra head origin and insertion was compared to the normal muscle origin and insertion as per Anatomical literature. The findings were compared with different possible variations of the muscle reported in the various literatures. The clinical importance of this variation has been discussed.

Key words: Anatomical variation, Biceps brachi Muscle, Biceps tendon, Bicipital aponeurosis.


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Cite this article: Afil M Alex, Uma B Gopal. A RARE VARIATION IN THE DISTAL ATTACHMENT OF AN EXTRA HEAD OF BICEPS BRACHI MUSCLE. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(1):3461-3463. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.503