Accessory head of flexor pollicis longus muscle and its significance in anterior interosseous nerve syndrome: Case report and review

Bhagath Kumar Potu, Vasavi Rakesh Gorantla, Thejodhar Pulakunta, M. S. Rao, T. Mamatha, Venkata Ramana Vollala, S. R. Nayak

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Abstract

During the laboratory dissection of the fore arm, an accessory head of flexor pollicis longus muscle has been observed unilaterally in the right upper limb of a male cadaver. It took its origin from the under surface of flexor digitorum superficialis muscle just distal to the origin of this muscle from medial epicondyle. On further dissection we have noticed that, the accessory belly was running downwards to the medial aspect of the tendon of flexor pollicis longus muscle for its insertion. Its possible role in anterior interosseous syndrome is discussed in detail with a brief review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)911-914
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Morphology
Volume25
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy

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    Potu, B. K., Gorantla, V. R., Pulakunta, T., Rao, M. S., Mamatha, T., Vollala, V. R., & Nayak, S. R. (2007). Accessory head of flexor pollicis longus muscle and its significance in anterior interosseous nerve syndrome: Case report and review. International Journal of Morphology, 25(4), 911-914.