Anomalous muscle belly to the index finger

Sujatha D'Costa, Jiji, Soubhagya R. Nayak, R. Sivanadan, Abhishek

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Abstract

An unusual variation of flexor digitorum superficialis was observed during the cadaver dissection. The flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) had a normal origin and insertion, except to the index finger, where a muscle belly replaced the tendon of FDS. The unusual muscle belly originated as a continuation of FDS tendon in the carpal tunnel and inserted normally into the middle phalanx. A branch of the median nerve innervated the anomalous muscle belly. The anomalous muscle belly described here should be considered in the aetiology of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-475
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Anatomy
Volume188
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 04-09-2006
Externally publishedYes

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Fingers
Muscles
muscles
tendons
Tendons
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
phalanges
Median Nerve
Wrist
Cadaver
etiology
Dissection
nerve tissue

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Anatomy

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D'Costa, S., Jiji, Nayak, S. R., Sivanadan, R., & Abhishek (2006). Anomalous muscle belly to the index finger. Annals of Anatomy, 188(5), 473-475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aanat.2006.04.001
D'Costa, Sujatha ; Jiji ; Nayak, Soubhagya R. ; Sivanadan, R. ; Abhishek. / Anomalous muscle belly to the index finger. In: Annals of Anatomy. 2006 ; Vol. 188, No. 5. pp. 473-475.
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D'Costa, S, Jiji, Nayak, SR, Sivanadan, R & Abhishek 2006, 'Anomalous muscle belly to the index finger', Annals of Anatomy, vol. 188, no. 5, pp. 473-475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aanat.2006.04.001

Anomalous muscle belly to the index finger. / D'Costa, Sujatha; Jiji; Nayak, Soubhagya R.; Sivanadan, R.; Abhishek.

In: Annals of Anatomy, Vol. 188, No. 5, 04.09.2006, p. 473-475.

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D'Costa S, Jiji, Nayak SR, Sivanadan R, Abhishek. Anomalous muscle belly to the index finger. Annals of Anatomy. 2006 Sep 4;188(5):473-475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aanat.2006.04.001