Bilateral Communications of the Musculocutaneous and Median Nerves, Morphological Aspects and Clinical Significance

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Aladino Cerda & Iván Suazo Galdames


Communication of the musculocutaneous and median nerves of the brachial plexus is common and is important in the evaluation of trauma and surgical procedures in axillary and brachial regions. This paper presents a case in which during a routine dissection of upper limb the presence of bilateral communication between musculocutaneous and medium nerves was observed. Trajectory of communicating branches was described, relation and morphometry was discussed with regard to prevalence and clinical significance of these communications.

KEY WORDS: Brachial plexus; musculocutaneous nerve, median nerve; axillary region; brachial region.

How to cite this article

CERDA, A. & SUAZO, G. A. Bilateral communications of the musculocutaneous and median nerves. Morphological aspects and clinical significance. Int. J. Morphol., 30(2):651-655, 2012.