An anomalous abductor digiti minime-muscle - A case report

V. Ramana Vollala, A. M. Prasad, V. Paul Samuel

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The accessory fasciculi of the hypothenar muscles have been implicated in vascular and nerve compression. During a routine dissection of an adult male cadaver we observed an accessory belly of the abductor digiti minimi muscle. The accessory belly was found to take its origin from the deep forearm fascia, and traversed Guyon's canal superficial to the ulnar nerve and vessels to reach the hypothenar eminence. Its course through Guyon's canal could be a cause for ulnar tunnel syndrome. The ulnar nerve trunk innervated the muscle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-156
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Anatomy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy


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