Type of Article:  Case Report

Volume 6; Issue 3.2 (August 2018)

Page No.: 5554-5557

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.280


Deepa Devadas *, Jessie James, Ganesh Nathuramji Trivedi.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences, Atlanta Point, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands – 744104, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Deepa Devadas, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences, Atlanta Point, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands – 744104, India. E-Mail: deepadevadas108@gmail.com


During routine cadaveric dissection while teaching undergraduate medical students, the median nerve on the left upper limb of a 60 year old female cadaver showed presence of an accessory lateral root arising from lateral cord of brachial plexus.It also pierced brachialis muscle in the arm before reaching cubital fossa. Knowledge of these variations is helpful in evaluating nerve injury and preventing complications during anaesthetic and surgical procedures in the axilla.

Key words: Median nerve, variant, accessory root, Brachialis.


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Cite this article: Deepa Devadas, Jessie James, Ganesh Nathuramji Trivedi. VARIANT FORMATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MEDIAN NERVE. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(3.2):5554-5557. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.280