A Rare Anatomical Variation of Palmaris Longus Muscle – A Case Report
The palmaris longus, a slender fusiform muscle of the superficial anterior compartment of forearm, is especially prone to exhibiting anatomical variance relative to other muscles in the upper extremity. The most frequent anatomical variation is the completely absent palmaris longus, followed by the reversed, duplicated, bifid or hypertrophied palmaris longus muscles. The present report describes a case of variation in the insertion of palmaris longus muscle, followed by clinical and surgical relevance.
Palmaris longus, Anatomical variations
Dr. Kamalashree KM | Dr. Uma B Gopal