Rr Marathe, Sumedha R Mankar, Manoj Joshi, Yogesh A Sontakke.
Communication between radial nerve and medial cutaneous nerve of forearm.
Pak J Surg Jan ;26(1):96-7.
Radial nerve is a branch of posterior cord of brachial plexus. It innervates Triceps, Anconeous, Brachialis, Brachioradialis, Extensor carpi radialis longus muscles and gives the posterior cutaneous nerve of arm, lower lateral cutaneous nerve of arm, posterior cutaneous nerve of forearm without exhibiting any communication with medial cutaneous nerve of forearm or any other nerve. Here, a communication between radial nerve and medial cutaneous nerve of forearm on left side is reported in an adult male cadaver. Right sided structures were found to be normal. Neurosurgeons should keep such several variations in mind while performing surgeries of axilla and upper arm.
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