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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)