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Axillary Arch (Of Langer): Incidence, Innervation, Importance

Pai M, Dr. Mangala M Pai and -, Dr. Rajanigandha and Prabhu V, Dr. Latha and Shetty, Dr. Prakash and K, Dr. Narayana (2006) Axillary Arch (Of Langer): Incidence, Innervation, Importance. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Abstract

The present study was planned to find out the incidence of accessory muscle arches in the axilla of 68 upper limb (38 right and 30 left) dissections. Langer’s arch was observed in one right limb out of the 68 limbs, total incidence was 1.47%. The arch extended from the latissimus dorsi to the fascia covering the biceps brachii. The incidence is low in South Indian population (Dravidians) compared to the various other populations reported in literature. A branch from the lateral cord of brachial plexus supplied it in contrast with the previous reports. The surgical significance of this muscle is reviewed

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Axilla, Accessory muscles, Biceps, Lymphadenectomy, Neurovascular bundle
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:5002
Deposited By:Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:16 Jul 2006
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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