Duplicate extensor pollicus longus muscle and tendon—a rare anomaly

Duplicate extensor pollicus longus muscle and tendon—a rare anomaly The authors present an extremely rare finding of a duplicated extensor pollicus longus (EPL) muscle belly and tendon of the thumb, in a patient undergoing extensor synovectomy for rheumatoid disease. The previous reported cases are briefly reviewed, and the specific anatomical findings are presented. The case history of duplicated EPL muscle and tendon is reported alongwith the interoperative findings. Intraoperative photographs are used to display the anomaly clearly. A literature review was conducted to determine the reported frequency of such an apparently rare anatomical anomaly. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Duplicate extensor pollicus longus muscle and tendon—a rare anomaly

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-012-0699-x
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Abstract

The authors present an extremely rare finding of a duplicated extensor pollicus longus (EPL) muscle belly and tendon of the thumb, in a patient undergoing extensor synovectomy for rheumatoid disease. The previous reported cases are briefly reviewed, and the specific anatomical findings are presented. The case history of duplicated EPL muscle and tendon is reported alongwith the interoperative findings. Intraoperative photographs are used to display the anomaly clearly. A literature review was conducted to determine the reported frequency of such an apparently rare anatomical anomaly.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 1, 2013

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