Four-headed biceps and triceps brachii muscles, with neurovascular variation

R. Nayak Soubhagya, Krishnamurthy Ashwin, Kumar S.J. Madhan, V. Prabhu Latha, Saralaya Vasudha, M. Thomas Merin

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Anatomical variations of the biceps brachii and triceps brachii have been described by various authors, but the occurrence of four-headed biceps brachii and triceps brachii in an ipsilateral arm is rare and has not been reported before in the literature. During routine cadaveric dissection in the department of anatomy, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India, various unusual variants were noted in the left arm of a cadaver of a 67-year-old man. The variants include a four-headed biceps, a four-headed triceps, communication between the musculocutaneous and median nerves, and a high origin of deep brachial artery from the axillary artery. The occurrence of these anomalies and the clinical and morphological significance are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-111
Number of pages5
JournalAnatomical Science International
Volume83
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2008

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Musculocutaneous Nerve
Axillary Artery
Brachial Artery
Median Nerve
Cadaver
Dissection
India
Anatomy
Communication
Muscles

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Soubhagya, R. Nayak ; Ashwin, Krishnamurthy ; Madhan, Kumar S.J. ; Latha, V. Prabhu ; Vasudha, Saralaya ; Merin, M. Thomas. / Four-headed biceps and triceps brachii muscles, with neurovascular variation. In: Anatomical Science International. 2008 ; Vol. 83, No. 2. pp. 107-111.
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Four-headed biceps and triceps brachii muscles, with neurovascular variation. / Soubhagya, R. Nayak; Ashwin, Krishnamurthy; Madhan, Kumar S.J.; Latha, V. Prabhu; Vasudha, Saralaya; Merin, M. Thomas.

In: Anatomical Science International, Vol. 83, No. 2, 01.06.2008, p. 107-111.

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