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|Title: ||Brachial plexus variants: an anatomic study|
|Other Titles: ||Revista de Ciências Médicas e Biológicas|
|Authors: ||Oliveira Filho, Jamary|
Araújo, Vital Fernandes
Queiroz, Rodolfo S.
Nunes, Luanna S.
Masuko, Telma S.
|Keywords: ||Plexo braquial.;Dissecação.;Variantes anatômicas..|
|Issue Date: ||May-2009|
|Publisher: ||Instituto de Ciências da Saúde/ Universidade Federal da Bahia|
|Citation: ||OLIVEIRA-FILHO, J. et al. Brachial plexus variants: an anatomic study. R. Ci. méd. biol., Salvador, v.8, n.2, p.142-145, mai./ago. 2009.|
The brachial plexus is a frequent site of traumatic, inflammatory and neoplastic diseases. Anatomic variants
are known to occur in up to 48% of cases, depending on the population being studied and imaging
technique. Our objective was to describe the main anatomic variants in our specimens and to compare these
with other populations. Ten side-matched anatomic specimens of unknown age and gender were preserved
in formol. These specimens were dissected from the nerve roots at the cervical spine level to the axillary
region, identifying each root, trunk and fascicle. In all specimens studied, the brachial plexus was of a
classic type, originating from the fifth cervical to first thoracic roots. Anatomic variants described in the
literature were reviewed. No anatomic variants were found in the present specimens. In conclusion, anatomic
variants of the brachial plexus in our population seem to be rare; however, larger samples need to be studied
before these results can be generalized to our population.|
|Description: ||Keywords: Brachial plexus - Dissection - Anatomic variant.|
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