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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 1, May 2014 pp 03-05

Case Report

Palmaris Longus - Upside Down!!!!

 K. S. Nemade1, M. M. Meshram2

1Assistant Professor, 2Professor and HOD, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Palmaris longus muscle is a very well known muscle for variations. It can be absent, digastric, duplicated, having proximal tendon. These variations are important in grafting surgeries like tendon transfer, ptosis correction, lip augmentations which use the muscle as a graft. Here, we reported a rare variation of palmaris longus in the form of proximal tendon, middle belly and distal tendon which is continuous with palmar aponeurosis. In the same cadaver, plantaris muscle also dissected to note the variation.