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International Journal of Anatomical Variations

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Dil Islam Mansur1, Ashwin Krishnamurthy1*, Soubhagya R Nayak2, Ganesh Kumar C1, Rajalakshmi Rai1, Sujatha D’Costa1 and Latha V. Prabhu1
 
1 Department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College, Centre for Basic Sciences, Bejai, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, JNM Hospital, Kalyani, Nadia, WB, India
 
*Correspondence: Ashwin Krishnamurthy, MBBS, MD, Department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College, Centre for Basic Sciences, Bejai, Mangalore, Karnataka, India, Tel: +91 824 2211746, Email: [email protected]

Received: 27-Jul-2009 Accepted Date: Jan 20, 2010; Published: 23-Feb-2010

Citation: © IJAV. 2010; 3: 25–26.

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Abstract

Anatomic variations of the tendons of the abductor pollicis longus (APL) and its knowledge is important to assess the diseased and traumatized hand and when considering tendons for repair or graft. During routine dissection of a 63-year-old male cadaver, in the Department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India we came across an unusual APL in the right upper limb. The muscle had altogether 9 tendons and they were inserted to the lateral and anterolateral sides of the base of the 1st metacarpal bone, opponens pollicis (two tendons each), the abductor pollicis brevis, trapezium and thenar fascia (one tendon each). The number of accessory tendons of APL has functional significance in the development of de Quervain’s syndrome

 
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