Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 4.1 (October 2018)

Page No.: 5803-5810

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.346


Prashant Moolya *.

* Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, B.K.L.Walawalkar Rural Medical College, Savarde, Maharashtra, India.

Address and contact no : Dr. Prashant Moolya, 217/1/2,Sumohan niwas,behind hotel Janata, budhuwarpeth, Madhavnagar, Sangli- 416406, Maharashtra, India. Phone : 8087014123 E-Mail: pmsangli2@yahoo.co.in ; prashantmmoolya@gmail.com


Introduction: Brachial plexus has been the subject of various studies as it is an important nerve plexus at the junction of neck and upper limb. For procedures like neurotisation, nerve grafting and shoulder joint surgery by anterior approach, knowledge of brachial plexus and its variation will be helpful to prevent any iatrogenic trauma to the nerves. Aim of this study was to find out about the variation in the branching pattern of the cords of brachial plexus.

Methods: The present study was carried out by dissection of 120 (60 right and 60 left) upper limbs in 60 embalmed cadavers that were available in the department of Anatomy of Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM hospital Mumbai.

Result: Variations were encountered in the branching pattern of lateral and posterior cord, while medial cord branches did not show any variation.

Conclusion: Knowledge pertaining to the variation in the branching pattern of the cords of brachial plexus will guide the operating surgeon to prevent any iatrogenic trauma.

Key words: Lateral Cord, Posterior Cord, Medial Cord.


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Cite this article: Prashant Moolya. VARIATIONS IN THE BRANCHING PATTERN OF THE CORDS OF THE BRACHIAL PLEXUS. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(4.1):5803-5810. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.346