Type of Article:  Case Report

Volume 7; Issue 2.3 (June 2019)

Page No.: 6648-6651

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2019.196


Nagaraj. S *1, Rohini Arathala 2, Vishwajit Deshmukh 3, Payal Kasat 4.

*1  Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, JIPMER Karaikal, India.

2 Tutor, Department of Anatomy, JIPMER Karaikal, India.

3  Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, AIIMS Nagpur, India.

4 Senior resident, Department of Anatomy, AIIMS Nagpur, India.

Address for correspondence: Dr.Ngaraj. S, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, JIPMER,  APJ Abdul Kalam Block, Thirunallar bypass road, Karaikal -609602, India. E-Mail: cdrnagraj@gmail.com


Variations in the branches of the brachial plexus are not uncommon. In the present report, variation in the branching pattern of the lateral cord is described along with the absence of the musculocutaneous nerve. The lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm was a direct continuation of the lateral cord. These kinds of variations nerve branches are more prone to injuries during upper arm and axillary surgeries. Knowledge regarding variations in the brachial plexus is utmost important for surgeons, anesthesiologist, clinicians and anatomists.

Key words:  Musculocutaneous nerve, Lateral cord, Median nerve, Variation.


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Cite this article: Nagaraj. S, Rohini Arathala, Vishwajit Deshmukh, Payal Kasat. BILATERAL VARIATIONS IN THE BRANCHING PATTERN OF THE LATERAL CORD OF BRACHIAL PLEXUS: A CASE REPORT. Int J Anat Res 2019;7(2.3):6648-6651. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2019.196