Contrahentes digitorum muscle
Article first published online: 26 SEP 2005
Copyright © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Volume 18, Issue 8, pages 606–608, November 2005
How to Cite
Tubbs, R. S., Salter, E. G. and Oakes, W. J. (2005), Contrahentes digitorum muscle. Clin. Anat., 18: 606–608. doi: 10.1002/ca.20157
- Issue published online: 12 OCT 2005
- Article first published online: 26 SEP 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 FEB 2005
- Manuscript Revised: 20 JAN 2005
- Manuscript Received: 12 NOV 2004
- adductor pollicis
Variations of the adductor pollicis muscle of the hand are seemingly rare. We describe an unusual finding of this muscle made during the routine dissection of a cadaveric hand as part of our medical school's gross anatomy course. We believe this case report represents persistence of a portion of the contrahentes digitorum in a human hand. As muscle variations may compress the median nerve while in the carpal tunnel, the clinician should be aware of such a variation. Clin. Anat. 18:606–608, 2005. © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.