Absence of median nerve in cubital fossa - A rare anatomical variation

Y. Lakshmisha Rao, Mamatha Tonse, Mangala M. Pai, Latha V. Prabhu, Kaushal Shastri

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Introduction: during routine dissection of a formalin fixed male cadaver, an unusual course of median nerve (MN) was observed in right upper limb. MN was piercing the humeral head of pronator teres muscle in the arm itself and passing through it until its lower border in the mid forearm. The median nerve was not observed to be passing through the cubital fossa. We report this variation since it is very rare and is enlightening for the clinicians, surgeons and radiologists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Morphological Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Cell Biology


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