Surg Radiol Anat (2017) 39:843–848 DOI 10.1007/s00276-016-1803-x ORIGINAL ARTICLE Topographical relations between the Gantzer’s muscle and neurovascular structures 1 1 1 1 1 Kiwook Yang · Soo‑Jung Jung · Hyunsu Lee · In‑Jang Choi · Jae‑Ho Lee Received: 14 July 2016 / Accepted: 19 December 2016 / Published online: 13 March 2017 © Springer-Verlag France 2017 Abstract Keywords Gantzer’s muscle · Flexor pollicis longus · Purpose Gantzer’s muscle (GM) is an additional muscle Flexor digitorum profundus in the forearm, which develops as an accessory head of the flexor pollicis longus or the flexor digitorum profundus. The study aimed to determine the topography of the GM Introduction and to define the topographical relationship between the GM and the neurovascular structures surrounding it. Among the anatomical variations of the muscles of the Methods After confirming the presence of GM, its topog- forearm, Gantzer’s muscle (GM) is an additional muscle raphy and the neurovascular structures were analyzed to in the forearm as the accessory head of the flexor pollicis determine the correlation between them in 73 upper limbs. longus (FPL) and accessory head of flexor digitorum pro- Results The incidence of GM was 47.95% (35/73) fundus (FDP). Its prevalence and morphological variations and the average insertion point of GM was identified
Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 13, 2017
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