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

Volume 5, Issue 1, 2012 pp 35-37

Research Article

Unilateral Merging of Musculocutaneous Nerve with Variant Branching of Median Nerve     

Kardile Poorwa Baburao1, Ughade Jaideo Manohar2, Joshi Rajani A3 Herekar Narsimh G4, Jadhav Asmita S1, Katti Anupama S3 and Ughade Manohar Namdeo5

{1Assistant Professor, 3Associate Professor, 4Professor and Head}Dept. of Anatomy, Govt. Medical College, Miraj (MS) INDIA.

2Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anatomy, Shri Vasantrao Naik Govt. Medical College, Yavatmal (MS) INDIA.

5Professor and Head, Dept. of Anatomy, A.C.P.M. Medical College, Dhule (MS) INDIA.

Academic Editor:  Dr. Aher K. R.



Variations of brachial plexus in different ways are very often detected in upper limb. During our study, in a 75 years old cadaver we found the musculocutaneous nerve communicating with median nerve in the left arm. The musculocutaneous nerve gave a branch to coracobrachialis then the nerve merged with the lateral root of median nerve. Later the area of innervations of musculocutaneous nerve was replaced by Median nerve. The Median nerve originated normally from the union of medial and lateral root but gave two muscular branches in the arm, to Biceps brachii, Brachialis & a sensory branch which continued as lateral cutaneous nerve of forearm. The course of Median nerve in the forearm was normal. The Musculocutaneous nerve of right side was present with normal course & routine branches.