Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 4.2 (November 2017)

Page No.: 4600-4605

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.412


Rajasri Chunder *1, Amita Sarkar 2.

*1 Associate  Professor , Department Of Anatomy, Jagannath Gupta Institute Of Medical Sciences And Hospital, K.P Mondal Road, Buita, Budge Budge, Kolkata, India.

2 Assistant Professor, Department Of Anatomy, K. P. C.  Medical College & Hospital, 1f, Raja S.C.Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India.

Address for correspondence:  Dr. Rajasri Chunder, Associate  Professor, Department Of Anatomy, Jagannath Gupta Institute Of Medical Sciences And    Hospital, K.P Mondal Road, Buita, Budge Budge, Kolkata 700137, India. E-Mail: rajasrichunder@yahoo.com


Background: Communications between nerves are relatively common, and individual variations in their anatomical organization have been described in various studies. Knowledge of the prevalence of such variations is necessary when establishing the diagnosis of neuropathies and surgical landmarks. This study has as purpose to report the incidence, type, topography of the presence of median and ulnar nerve communication in the forearm

Materials and Methods:  Anatomical dissection of 30 forearms procured from 15 formalin preserved cadavers was carried out in the Department of Anatomy, K.P.C Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata to demonstrate the incidence, type, topography of the anastomotic branch and the length was measured with a measuring tape. A photograph of the anomaly was also taken.

Results: The anastomosis was found in only two cases (6.6 %).  Both the cases the communication was unilateral.

Conclusion: The Median and Ulnar nerve anastomosis has been exten­sively observed by anatomic and electromyo­graphic studies. Understanding the existence of this variation, its location and its possible presentation is important to help physicians and hand surgeons to understand both anatomic variations and paradoxical complaints of sensory and motor loss of patients.

Key Words:  Median nerve, Ulnar nerve, Martin-Gruber Anastomoses, anomalous innervations.


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Cite this article: Rajasri Chunder, Amita Sarkar. AN ANATOMICAL STUDY OF MEDIAN AND ULNAR NERVE COMMUNICATION IN THE FOREARM. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(4.2):4600-4605. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.412